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Apple Jelly Recipe

Sparkling Pink Jelly made from red apples
Prep Time 2 hrs
Processing Time 10 mins
Course Preserve
Cuisine American


  • Hot Water Bath Canner
  • Canning Supplies
  • Pint Jars, Lids and Seals
  • Cheesecloth or Jelly Bag
  • Colinder
  • Large Stockpot


  • 16 Medium Red Apples Gravenstiens are best
  • 5 Cups Water
  • 5 Cups Prepared Juice From Apples and Water Above
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 7 1/2 Cups White Sugar
  • 1 Pouch Liquid Pectin


  • Remove the stem and blossom ends from apples and add to a large stockpot
  • Add 5 cups of water and simmer covered for ten minutes
  • Crush apples with a potato masher and simmer for 5 minutes longer
  • Prepare colinder with cheese cloth or jelly bag
  • Fill Colinder with the apple sauce mixture and allow to drip for at least an hour, overnight or all day is best
  • Measure 5 cups of dripped juice and add to clean stockpot
  • Then add the lemon juice and sugar. Add a tsp of butter to reduce foaming if needed.
  • Bring mixture to a full rolling boil.
  • Add entire pouch of liquid pectin
  • Boil hard for 1 minute stirring constantly
  • Remove from heat and skim off foam
  • Fill and Process Jars
  • Boil filled jars for 10 minutes (increase time for altitude higer than 1,000 feet )
Keyword Apple