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dandelion jelly

Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

I've always wanted to try my hand at making dandelion jelly. This came out great! I love foraging wild food! It's a very rewarding hobby.

yield 4 1/2 pint jars
prep time 23 Hr
cook time 1 Hr
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For dandelion jelly

  • 2 c
    dandelion petals, lightly packed
  • 4 c
  • 4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 box
    powdered pectic

How To Make dandelion jelly

  • 1
    remove the green part of the flower so that nothing is left but the yellow petals.
  • 2
    Place the petals into a sealed jar.
  • 3
    Strain the flowers well and squeeze out as much dandelion tea as possible.
  • 4
    Pour 4 cups of boiling water over the flower petals. Allow them to cool and then place into the fridge for 24 hours.
  • 5
    Measure out 3 1/2 to 4 cups of liquid and pour it into a large pot, add 2 Tbs. of lemon juice and 1 pouch of powdered pectin bring this to a boil.
  • 6
    Add sugar and return to a boil while stirring. Boil the jelly for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • 7
    Remove from the heat and pour into canning jars. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath canner or according to your altitude.