Lilac Jelly

Lilac Jelly

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Rev BJ Friley


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Makes 7 - 1/2 pints
8 Hr
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    lilac blossoms, no leaves and no stems
  • 2 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice
  • 4 c
  • 1 box
    sure-gel or 6 tablespoons powder pectin

How to Make Lilac Jelly


  1. Put blossoms in a large jar and pour boiling water over them.
  2. Let steep for 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Strain and squeeze flowers dry. You should have 2 1/4 cups of infusion. Add more water, if needed.
  4. Place infusion, lemon juice, and pectin in large heavy pot.
  5. Bring to a rolling boil.
  6. Add sugar, stirring.
  7. Return to boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  8. Remove from heat. Skim off foam, if needed.

    Note: adding 1 teapoon butter before sugar cuts down foaming
  9. Ladel in hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space.
  10. Wipe rim, screw on lids.
  11. Put in water bath (warm to hot water) - be sure that water is 1 inch over jars.
  12. Process for 10 minutes.
  13. Remove and cool.

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About Lilac Jelly

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #lilac jelly

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