Fireweed Jelly

READY IN: 50mins
YIELD: 6 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 8
    cups fireweed blossoms (no stems or leaves)
  • 14
  • 4 12
    cups water
  • 3 12
    ounces powdered fruit pectin
  • 5
    cups sugar
  • 5 -6
    one-pint jelly jars
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pick, wash and measure 8 cups of fireweed blossoms (flower part only). Put into large saucepan.
  • Add 1/4 cup lemon juice and 4 1/2 cups water.
  • Boil 10-12 minutes and strain into a bowl. KEEP THE JUICE, and throw the cooked blossoms away.
  • Strain the juice through cheesecloth two more times for clarity of jelly.
  • Take strained juice and heat to lukewarm. Add 2 packages Sure Jell or other pectin and bring to boil.
  • Add 5 cups sugar and bring to FULL boil. Boil hard for 5 minutes.
  • Pour into hot, clean jars and seal.
  • Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
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