Jelly from store bought apple juice! I can't believe that store bought 100% Apple Juice could be made into a wonderful jelly. At first I couldn't find the Red Hots, which is why I couldn't make this recipe sooner. I was told that the best time of the year to find the cinnamon candies/Red Hots is around Valentine's Day. I was in the Dollar Tree store and found a 7 ounce bag for a dollar. I had 5 cups of apple juice in the refrigerator for a while and used it with 1 1/2 package of dry pectin and the bag of cinnamon candies. The candies measured a little over 1/2 cup but it worked out well with the extra pectin and cup of apple juice. I made 7 pints and a 2 ounce sampler from this recipe. My jelly didn't setup right away, but since my sampler jelled really well I figured that it would take 12-48 hours for my jars to completely set. I did the 5-10 minute hot water bath, which I have started to do when making my jams and jellies as an added precaution for safety. I had coffee and Candy Apple Jelly (from my 2 ounce sampler) on my English muffin for breakfast this morning. I can't wait to try this jelly in my meatball and little smokies recipes. Thanks for posting.
I tried making this with liquid pectin and it failed. I heated it back up with the powdered pectin added, new lids, reprocessed and it turned out perfect. Great flavor, beautiful color. I was concerned the candies wouldn't melt, but they eventually did completely.
This jelly is WONDERFUL! It is so easy to make and tastes great. I made it last year after juicing apples from the trees in my yard which was a pain. It was so good that I made more but the next time with apple juice I bought from the store! So much easier and tasted the same. The jelly didn't last long since we ate it like crazy and gave quite a bit away to friends and family. I got back on this site today to get the recipe to make sure I had the right ingredients on my grocery list. My husband and I will be making quite a bit the next few weeks! Thanks for sharing this recipe.
I made this last Christmas for friends and family and they absolutely loved it! It is so easy to make and very yummy. You won't believe the compliments you'll get from this jelly.
All I can say is yum!! This was very easy to make and with little mess!! My son was loving the smell, as I was cooking it while he slept. He got woke up to the great cinnamon apple smell!! It made the exact amount it said and tastes great!! Thank you
So good and so easy! I got 8 half pints from this which will be given out for Christmas. This was my first time canning *anything* and it was super easy!
I couldnt find red-hots anywhere in my city so I used cinnamon hearts instead. I also used a full packet of certo and the jelly came out awesome! My batch only made about 5 or 6 cups so Im making another one tonight.
This is some seriously tasty jelly! I followed the directions exactly and didn't have a problem. I love cinnamon and this is great on toast or bread. Definitely will be making this again!
The taste waas great but I was not happy with the soft gel ..
This turned out great!! A good recipe to give for the holidays, especially to a household with children.