Fireweed Jelly

Recipe by GakonaBaby
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2 12
    cups fireweed juice
  • 1
    teaspoon lemon juice
  • 12
    teaspoon butter
  • 1
    (1 3/4 ounce) package dry pectin
  • 3
    cups sugar
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DIRECTIONS

  • For fireweed juice: Harvest about 8 packed cups of fireweed flowers. Rinse thoroughly and put in 2 quart pot. Add just enough water to make water level just below top of packed flowers. (Juice should be a deep purple color when finished. If too much water is used in boiling process, juice will be a brownish color. More water can always be added after flowers are boiled to increase amount of juice.) Boil flowers in water until color is boiled out and petals are a grayish color. Ladle juice into jar through cheesecloth to strain.
  • Warm fireweed juice, lemon juice and butter on stovetop.
  • Add Sure-Jell, bring to boil and boil hard for one minute.
  • Add sugar and bring to full boil for one minute. Skim top of jelly.
  • Pour into pitcher(makes it easier to fill jars)and skim again.
  • Fill sterilized jars leaving 1/8 inch space at top. Process in hot water bath for 10 minutes.
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