Corn Cob Jelly

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Serves: 5 half pints
Cooking Method: Canning/Preserving


12 ears of corn, corn removed from cobs
2 qt water
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 pkg powdered pectin
sugar (as much as your remaining boiled down liquid)

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Deb Crane Recipe
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Eagle, WI (pop. 1,950)
Member Since Mar 2011
Deb's notes for this recipe:
Corn cob jelly? Wow! What a great jelly to try! With corn season here, I will have plenty of cobs to play with. :) It is said to taste like honey. And can be used in place of corn syrup in recipes. I myself have not tried this yet, but plan to soon. No need to throw away the cobs! Make jelly from them! Great use for those cobs!
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Cook corn; cut kernels from cobs and store for another use. Measure 2 quarts water into a large pot; add corn cobs.

Bring to a boil; boil hard for 30 minutes. (If you had the pot covered when you brought it to a boil, take the lid off now. Boil it down uncovered for a more concentrated result.) Turn off heat and remove cobs. Strain corn liquid through cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer–if desired. (you dont have to strain it, your choice)
Measure remaining corn liquid. I get a little over 3 1/2 cups corn liquid after it boils down. Return liquid to the large pot. Stir in lemon juice and pectin. (Add a dab of butter to prevent foaming.) Bring to a boil. Add sugar cup per cup to match the measure of your corn liquid. Stir to dissolve sugar. Bring pot to a rolling boil. Boil hard one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
Ladle hot corn cob jelly into hot jars. Adjust lids and bands. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Makes 5 half-pints.

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user Deb Crane songchef - Jul 9, 2012
Nancy has posted a recipe for this jelly as well;
Field - Corn Cob Jelly
user Melissa Varady mvaradyteach - Jul 9, 2012
The lady I get this from at the farmer's market puts a drop of red food coloring in hers to make it a pretty pink color. It's good for flavoring pork chops.
user Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin - Jul 9, 2012
MMMmmm Deb,.... I will have to try your recipe...
a little lemon juice...that should be good..
Nice recipe...
below is mine...with field corn... turns pink..
Hugs, Nancy 7/9/12

Field - Corn Cob Jelly
user Stormy Stewart karlyn255 - Jul 9, 2012
wow will look up your Nancy.

Yours is a keeper Deb. will try making this also

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