Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 10 mins

One of those unique recipes from a 1935 cook book.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup root beer
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 12 cup water
  • 1 (3 ounce) envelope liquid pectin


  1. Combine all ingredients except pectin.
  2. Heat to boiling stirring to dissolve sugar.
  3. Add pectin.
  4. Stir constantly to bring to a boil and boil hard for 30 seconds.
  5. Ladle into clean hot jars and process for 5 minutes in a boiling water bath canner.
  6. *Note-this came out of a 1935 cookbook and there was no processing time-just seal.
  7. Go with the 5 minutes folks.
  8. Also, you can use cola or cream soda if you like-they work best. Maybe even Dr. Pepper!


Most Helpful

As strange as this recipe may sound, my curiousity overcame me, and I had to try it. My whole family loves this jelly. It is great put on waffles, or on PBJ sandwiches. Try it! It's great!

Bekkah August 13, 2002

I was making fruit jam when I came across this recipe. I just had to try it. It came out wonderful. I am planning to make several batches of this recipe, the candy apple jelly recipe and the banana marmilade recipe to give to friends for christmas with a half gallon of ice cream.

Tanya Searle September 23, 2002

This is a really great recipe. My batch only ended up making 1 1/2 pints on my first try, but I will definately try again.

hkgriffith November 10, 2002

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