Mesquite Bean Jelly

Pepper Harris


Where i live there is no lack of mesquite beans. I was lucky enough to find this recipe and it is sooooo! good on rye toast.


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3 qt
mesquite bean water
4 tsp
lemon juice, fresh
4 1/2 c
1 pkg
fruit pectin, powdered

How to Make Mesquite Bean Jelly


  • 1Clean and sterize 1/2 pint jars. Put lids in pot of hot water.
  • 2Cut each mesquite bean into pieces, place in large kettle and add water to cover. Simmer until liquid turns yellow. Strain. You will need 3 cups of liquid.
  • 3Stir in powdered pectin and cook. Stir constanting over high heat until mixture comes to a ful boil, add sugar and lemon juice, stir return to a boil for 1 min or until syrup comes off metat spoon in sheet.
  • 4Remove from heat, skim off foam with metal spoon and ladle into sterile glass jars. Add lids and rings, process in water bath 10mins.

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About Mesquite Bean Jelly

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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