Red Zinger Tea Jelly

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep
1 hr
Cook
30 mins

Adapted from Southern Living. Recipe requires knowledge of hot water canning or you can make these refrigerator jellies by storing in the fridge up to three months (as opposed to putting up in your cupboard). I haven't tried this yet. Note: The original version claimed to produce 12 half pint jars, but the amounts seem to indicate only perhaps 3 or 4 half pint jars. Once I have tested this I will update the servings with the correct amount.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 34 cups water
  • 12 teabags red zinger tea (regular size)
  • 14 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
  • 2 teaspoons orange liqueur (optional)
  • 1 (3 ounce) package liquid pectin

Directions

  1. Boil water in a large pot.
  2. Remove from heat, add tea bags and let steep 20 minutes, covered; discard tea bags when done.
  3. Pour orange juice into a mesh strainer (set right over a saucepan) to remove pulp.
  4. Add brewed tea, sugar, orange rind, and orange liqueur and bring to a boil.
  5. Boil, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes, then remove from heat.
  6. Let cool 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in liquid pectin, then return to a boil.
  8. Once it boils, continue boiling 1 minute while sitrring, and skim off any foam with a metal spoon.
  9. Pour into hot, sterile canning jars up to 1/4 inch from the top.
  10. Wipe jars rims, cover with hot sterile lides, screw on bands.
  11. Process in a hot water canning bath 5 minutes or store in fridge up to 3 months.