Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

From The Southern Living Cookbook. Very simple jelly, perfect for the beginner. Great for last minute gift baskets. Uses hot water bath canning.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 cups apple juice
  • 1 (1 3/4 ounce) package dry pectin
  • 5 cups sugar


  1. Combine apple juice and pectin in a large Dutch oven; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add sugar and bring to a full, rolling boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove mixture from heat, and skim off foam with a metal spoon.
  4. Quickly pour hot jelly into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch headspace; wipe jar rims. Cover at once with metal lids and screw on bands.
  5. Process in boiling water bath 5 minutes.


Most Helpful

Found this to be too sugary sweet, not enough apple flavor. Set beautifully, but i'll keep looking for a stronger apple tasting jelly.

Tiny kitchen, big chef November 11, 2009

Wanted to add into this review that I've made this several times now with a couple of adaptions and it works well with them all. In one I added 1/2 cup finely chopped jalapeno's and 2 drops green food coloring to make a apple/pepper combo and in another added 6oz of red hot cinnamon candies to make a candy apple flavored jelly. Both turned out awesome. I'll add photos of each.

Bonnie G #2 October 17, 2009

This is a great recipe, simple and easy to do. I used bottled unsweetened apple juice.

Maryland Jim August 12, 2009

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