Candy Apple Jelly

Janice G


This is SO good and SO easy! If you like apple jelly, this is a nice twist on the "usual" apple jelly. The red-hots cinnamon candies give it a little extra flavor boost that you will surely love! Also, this is about the PRETTIEST jelly I have ever made - a beautiful, brilliant red color!

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10 Min


20 Min




4 c
apple juice
1/2 c
red-hot candies
1 pkg
powdered fruit pectin (1 3/4 oz pkg)
4 1/2 c

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large kettle or Dutch oven, combine apple juice, candies and pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly.
Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat; skim off foam and any undissolved candies (all of the candies normally dissolve). Pour hot liquid into hot canning jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Adjust caps. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling water bath.
(Note: Use only jars made for canning in the boiling water bath. Regular jars from store-bought items might break. The one I used that previously had store-bought jelly in it (one with black lid), I didn't process ... it was just my "sample" jar to go straight into the fridge.)

Yield: about 6 half-pints

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #apples