I had a friend that told someone one time that I would make jelly out of corncobs if it was possible. Imagine her surprise when I told her that I had found a recipe. I made this just to prove that you can make jelly out of corn cobs, but it is so good that I will be making it every year from now on. It taste like a mild honey and people request it often.
- Cut corn kernals from cobs and reserve for another recipe.
- In a large pot, place cobs and water, bring to a boil.
- Boil for 10 minutes.
- Remove and discard cobs; strain liquid through cheesecloth.
- Liquid should measure 3 cups.
- Add additional water if necessary.
- Return to the pot and stir in pectin.
- Bring to a full rolling boil.
- Add sugar and bring back to a boil and boil for one minute.
- Remove from heat and skim foam and add a few drops of food coloring.
- Pour into hot jelly jars.
- Place canning lids that have been preheated in hot water on jars and tighten rings as tight as possible.
- Turn upside down and let stand for 5 minutes.
- Turn upright and allow to cool completely before storing.