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candy apple jelly

Recipe by
Tess Geer
Westerville, OH

This jelly is simple, thrifty and so good. It really does taste like Candy Apples! I make it every year for holiday gifts. Love its festive color! Top cream cheese with it for a wonderful dip, or make cream cheese and jelly finger sandwiches on cinnamon bread. Delicious!

yield 6 1/2 pints
prep time 20 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For candy apple jelly

  • 3 1/2 c
    apple juice
  • 1/2 c
    red hot cinnamon candies
  • 1 pkg
    liquid pectin
  • 2 tsp
  • 4 c

How To Make candy apple jelly

  • 1
    Prepare jars and rings.
  • 2
    Measure sugar into a bowl and set aside near stove.
  • 3
    Combine apple juice, red hots and pectin in a large sauce pan over medium-high heat. Bring to a full boil, stirring constantly.
  • 4
    Add sugar all at one time. Continue to stir constantly. Add butter. Once liquid returns to a full boil, continue to cook and stir for two minutes.
  • 5
    After two minutes, remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary. Ladle into clean, hot jars. Wipe rims clean and place lids. Add rings and tighten to finger tip tight.
  • 6
    Process for five minutes in boiling water canner. If using a steam canner, process for five minutes starting when a full plume of steam emerges from the canner.
  • 7
    Remove to a clean dish towel and let rest for six hours. Check for seal and wipe clean.