Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 15 mins

Spring is almost here and blooming violets will soon follow - for only a short time. This is a great activity to do with the kids since they are closer to the ground for picking the blossoms. Be sure that the flowers are from a natural area and have not been sprayed. The juice is a beautiful color of blue until the lemon juice is added then a "magical" color change occurs and it becomes a hot pink color. This is a beautiful, delicious jelly. And a good excuse to be outdoors!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash blossoms and place in 1 quart jar.
  2. Cover with boiling water.
  3. Cover jar and let steep until next day.
  4. Strain using cheese cloth.
  5. Add 2 tbsp lemon juice and pectin.
  6. Bring to boil.
  7. Add sugar and return to boil for one minute.
  8. Pour into hot, sterilized jars and seal.