Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

Anybody who has been to Alaska has probably seen the fields full of beautiful fireweed. You can make jelly from the blossoms. I found this recipe online.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Gather fireweed blossoms, then wash and measure out the 8 packed cups of cleaned ones.
  2. In a large pot, combine the blossoms, lemon juice, butter, and water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Pour through a sieve then return liquid to pot and heat through to medium low. Discard contents of sieve.
  4. Add packages of pectin, stir, and bring to a boil.
  5. Add the sugar, stir well, and bring to a full boil. Let boil fully for 1 minute, then turn off heat.
  6. Stir until sugar is fully dissolved.
  7. Pour into sterilized jelly jars, leaving 1/4- inch head space.
  8. Process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
  9. Makes 10 to 12 jars fireweed jelly.