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kudzu jelly

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Kim Novosel
Temple (currently in Houston TX), GA

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.

(2 ratings)
prep time 6 Hr
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For kudzu jelly

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

How To Make kudzu jelly

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

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