Corn Cob Jelly

"Posted upon request. I've never had this, found the recipe on another site but no name was attached. Let me know how it comes out. I would process for 5 min in a water bath."
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Ready In:
6 half pints


  • 12 sweet corn cobs, corn removed
  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 (1 3/4 ounce) box fruit pectin


  • Bring water with cobs to a boil and boil for 10 minutes.
  • Measure 3 cups and strain thru wet cheesecloth.
  • Pour into a large saucepan with pectin and bring to a rolling boil.
  • Add sugar.
  • Bring back to a boil and boil for 3 minute.
  • Skim Add food coloring if you want.
  • Tastes like apple honey.

Questions & Replies

  1. Should I add 1 Tbsp Bottled lemon juice?
  2. I am new to canning, what is a bath?


  1. this recipe is wonderful. it taste like honey and apples. it is great. thank you.
  2. I have made this recipe for many, many years now. It was my grandmother's recipe in the beginning. Our whole family loves it. It tastes like apple jelly.
  3. This was fun to make! Has a mild apple-like flavor. I let my cobs boil a little too long and had to add more water and start again, so next time I'd start with 6 cups of water. Not sure if this has enough acidity to be safe in a water bath, so I just refrigerated the jars. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
  4. wonderful and it really does taste like apples, i like this recipe because your using everything you can from the ear of corn
  5. Taste GREAT. We bought some of this at pigeon forge last year. I found a recipe, but i lost it before canning time. I made this three ways, First, just like the recipe says. Wonderful! Second, I remembered the other recipe i had, said to add 1 small box of red hots. I could'nt find them so i used 10 of the large cinnamon disc. I just desolved them in the 3 cups of hot juice then finished just like the recipe says. Third, I found the empty jar from last year and noticed it had apple juice as one of the ingredients. So i used 2 cups of the corn cobb juice one cup of apple juice and the 10 cinnamon disc in the next batch. It is all just great. I dont think this jelly can be bad.



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