I got this recipe about 35 years ago, from the woman that owned the orchards where we used to go apple picking in the fall. I haven't made this in quite a few years, so the cooking time is an estimate (to the best of my memory)...it could take longer to cook down to a thick spreading consistency.
I was intrigued by the idea of making jelly out of tea when someone posted a request for recipes. I tried this one, and I like it alot. Obviously, it all depends on the quality of your tea. So far I've only tried this with a very high quality organic chai, and it is SO good! If you find a type of tea that works really well for this, post a review and let us know!
I used a mix of frozen blackberries blueberries and raspberries. You can use one or all three. Top your favorite sliced toast, scones, glaze a pork roast at the very end with this jam or place a teaspoon in a cup of tea hot or iced. Make a flavored mojito.
If you like making home-made preserves, then this easy to prepare Pear Butter is just for you. I found this recipe in an old Home Canning book many years ago and have been making batches every year. There's extra flavor richness in this pear butter that is contributed by the spices and some caramelized sugar. Enjoy!
posted by request - I haven't tried this one yet. Adapted from Taste of Home magazine. NOTE: This recipe assumes knowledge of proper hot water bath canning techniques. Makes approximately 14 half pints.
I had a friend that told someone one time that I would make jelly out of corncobs if it was possible. Imagine her surprise when I told her that I had found a recipe. I made this just to prove that you can make jelly out of corn cobs, but it is so good that I will be making it every year from now on. It taste like a mild honey and people request it often.