Apple Jelly

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by LonghornMama

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

Top Review by Patricia H.

This is the 2nd time I made this and it still didn't gel. Not happy!!

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.

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