Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

It's not too sweet as less sugar is needed. I use the dark cider (or use your homemade cider) for more robust cider taste.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup of the sugar and the powdered pectin. Set aside.
  2. Pour the apple cider into a cooking pot.
  3. Add the pectin/sugar mixture to juice in the cooking pot; Stir vigorously and well.
  4. Bring mixture to full rolling boil stirring constantly.
  5. Stir in remaining sugar and the cinnamon. Return to full rolling boil and boil for one-minute, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam.
  7. Ladle into sterilized jars to within 1/8 inch of tops.
  8. Seal and process five-minutes in boiling water bath.
Most Helpful

This didn't gel for me. Boiling for 1 minute didn't seem long enough and i am sure that is why it didn't gel. If you make this recipe, boil until a candy thermometer reaches 220 or use the spoon test.

HeidiWoodman September 24, 2012

I too thought it didn't gel but this one takes 48 hours to set. Came out perfect.

wbrooks7 November 18, 2015

I followed the recipe to the letter and it didn't gel.

wrprice123 October 03, 2009