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christmas cran-cider jelly

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Sheri Zarnick
Union Lake, MI

Cranberries, apples, and oranges - officially the good cheer fruit of Christmas. These wonderful flavors blended with some spice to make a very flavorful jelly. Keep some and give some. A gift many family and friends can truly appreciate.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This Christmas jelly tastes like hot cider in jelly form. You mainly taste the apple, but there are lovely undertones of cranberry and citrus. This would be great on some biscuits or toast on Christmas morning. This jelly is fairly inexpensive to make so it would be great to give as gifts to co-workers, friends or even teachers. Tie a fancy ribbon on it and they will think you got it at a holiday market.

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(2 ratings)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For christmas cran-cider jelly

  • 3 c
    apple cider
  • 1 c
    cranberry juice
  • 1 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    orange juice
  • 5 c
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground all spice
  • 1 pkg
    powdered fruit pectin (1-3/4 oz.)

How To Make christmas cran-cider jelly

  • 1
    In a large kettle add juices and spice and pectin. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Stirring constantly.
  • 2
    Stir in sugar.
  • 3
    Return to a full rolling boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; skim off any foam.
  • 4
    Before pouring in jars, I like to stir it quick with a cinnamon stick.
  • 5
    Pour hot liquid into 6 half pint jelly jars (hot jars) leaving 1/4" headspace.
  • 6
    Adjust with caps. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling water bath. *makes 6 half-pints.

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