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.


  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