Christmas Cran-Cider Jelly

8
Sheri Zarnick

By
@Shili

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Canning/Preserving

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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.

Ingredients

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

How to Make Christmas Cran-Cider Jelly

Step-by-Step

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

    *makes 6 half-pints.

Printable Recipe Card

About Christmas Cran-Cider Jelly

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Collection: Gifts to Give