Red Bud Jelly

Dave T.


My grandmother made floral jelly when I was a kid. This was the first of the year as it bloomed before anything! It will have a orange/citrus taste, yes you can leave the orange out. A true Appalachian you'll be after making this.


★★★★★ 1 vote

7 pints + a tad
24 Hr 10 Min
25 Min
Stove Top



  • 8 c
  • 8 c
    red bud blossoms

  • 8 c
    red bud tea
  • 2 pkg
    fruit pectin, powdered (about 12 tbsp)
  • 8 Tbsp
    lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange zest (that's zest from 2 large oranges)
  • 8 c

How to Make Red Bud Jelly


  1. Pick and rinse red bud blossoms, place in large bowl, put inverted saucer on top of blooms to hold down, and pour 8 cups of boiling water over blooms, let steep for 2-3 hours. Set in refrigerator for 24hr
  2. Strain blooms out and discard. Filter liquid through coffee filter or a couple of folds of paper towels, add more water if needed to equal 8 total cups of liquid. Bring liquid, pectin, lemon juice and orange zest to a boil. Add sugar and return to a rolling boil for 1 min.
  3. Pour into prepared jars and place lids on imminently. As they seal you will hear each "pop".
  4. Take a bow and brag,all your friends will want to be you. I bet you will be the only one on your block making red bud jelly,neveryone will want to try it!!!!! God Bless

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About Red Bud Jelly

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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