Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
This recipe is based on one from Jude W. Theriot’s book, La Meilleure De la Lousiane (The Best of Louisiana). My DH and I purchased this brilliant cookbook at the Pirates of the Caribbean gift shop at Disneyland. This recipe is credited to Bunkie Chamber of Commerce, Bunkie, Louisiana.
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄3 cup lemon juice
- 4 -6 tablespoons Tabasco sauce
- 1⁄3 cup liquid pectin
- 1 tablespoon liquid pectin
- red food coloring, for desired color
- Bring first four ingredients to a boil over medium high heat in a medium iron pot. Add both pectin measures and let the mixture come to a boil again. While boiling stir constantly for 1 minute. Add the food coloring to make it prettier and pour the jelly into prepared jelly glasses and seal. Cool and store in the refrigerator.