Spiced Apple Jelly from Scratch

"Cooking time varies with each batch as pectin level varies in the apples. Love this spiced apple jelly on homemade toast....=)"
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Ready In:
4 1/2 pint jars




  • Cook apple peelings/cores and spices in water barely to cover for 10-15 minutes over medium heat.
  • Strain through jelly bag or cheesecloth.
  • There should be from 2 1/2 to 3 cups juice.
  • Add sugar and cook until juice sheets from spoon.
  • Skim away froth 3-4 times during cooking.
  • Pour into hot sterilized jars, and seal.
  • Makes about four 1/2 pint jars.

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  1. I hate making jelly, it never sets for me but I made this and it made really yummy syrup.


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