Kudzu Jelly Recipe

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Kudzu Jelly

Kim Novosel


I'm a Georgia girl, and being from Georgia you see Kudzu vines all over the place. Unless your from around these parts, most don't know that you can make jelly from the fragrant blossoms. This is a recipe that has been passed down in my family for generations. Hope you enjoy.

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6 Hr
10 Min


4 c
kudzu blossoms
4 c
boiling water
5 c
1 pkg
fruit pectin, powdered
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
5 jar(s)
sterilized jars & lids kept hot


1Pull Purple blossoms off stems.
2Wash blossoms.
3Place blossoms in a large bowl and pour the boiling water over them.
4Stir and let sit in refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight. Liquid will be gray in color.
5Strain liquid and discard blossoms.
6Pour liquid in a medium pot. Add lemon juice, pectin, & sugar.Lemon juice will turn the gray liquid to purple.
7Bring jelly to a full roiling boil stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
8Remove from heat and skim off foam. Poor jelly into hot sterilized jars and seal.
9Process jars in a hot water bath for 7 minutes.
10Store in a cool place until your ready to eat.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies