Nutmeg-Scented Geranium Jelly

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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 48
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    cups apple juice
  • 2
    cups nutmeg-scented geranium leaves, washed and dried*
  • 5
    cups sugar
  • 3
    tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3
    ounces liquid pectin
  • 14
    teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 -2
    drop all-natural green food coloring (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Boil the apple juice and geranium leaves for 2 minutes in an 8 quart saucepan. Strain. Let the mixture cool overnight. you can do this step several days ahead and refrigerate the mixture until needed.
  • Combine the juice mixture, sugar, and lemon juice in an 8 quart saucepan. Boil, stirring frequently, over high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the pectin. Return the mixture to a boil, timing it for exactly 1 minute.
  • Remove the pan from the heat. Skim off any form. Add the grated nutmeg.
  • Add a drop or two of all-natural green food coloring, if using.
  • Pour the jelly into clean, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe jar rims clean, add lids, and tighten rings.
  • Process in a boiling-water bath for 5 minutes. Adjust for altitude, if necessary.
  • Let the jars cool, check the seal, label, and then store them for about a week so the flavors can mingle.
  • *Note: Always make sure plants have not been sprayed with insecticides. If you are growing the plant yourself and you don't want bugs to eat it, spray it with a solution of 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol to 2 cups water.
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