4 cups canned apple juice
Few drops red food coloring (optional)
1 box SURE-JELL Fruit Pectin
1/2 tsp. butter or margarine
5 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl
Bring boiling-water canner, half full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain well before filling.
Measure juice into 6- or 8-qt. saucepot; add food coloring.
Stir pectin into juice in saucepot. Add butter to reduce foaming. Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn’t stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 min., stirring constatnly.
Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
Ladle immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 5 min. Remove jars and place upright on towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middles of lids with finger. (If lids spring back, lids are not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)
⅔ Cups Hot Peppers (Jalapeno, habanero), finely minced
2½ cups apple juice
2 Tablespoons Vinegar
5 Cups Granulated Sugar
1 Package of Pectin
¾ Cup Water
Mix the first four ingredients (Pepper, apple juice, Vinegar, and Sugar) in a sauce pan and set aside.
Mix Pectin And Water and bring to a boil then boil for one minute
Stir All ingredients together, bring to a boil, reduce heat and stir until sugar is dissolved entirely.
Skim off any foam.
Add a drop or two of red food coloring if desired.
Strain and poor immediately into sterilized jars.
Water bath can according to jelly directions.
3 cups apple juice
1 cup chopped, seeded jalapeno peppers
1 cup white vinegar
7 cups sugar
8 to 10 drops green pepper sauce
2 pouches (3 oz each) liquid fruit pectin
Place apple juice and jalapenos in a blender; cover and process until peppers are fully chopped. Strain through a double thickness of cheesecloth. *I like a few “bits” of seeds and peppers left behind. Pour the strained juice into a dutch oven; add the vinegar. Stir in the sugar and drops of green pepper sauce. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin; return to a full rolling boil.
Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; skim off foam.
Carefully ladle hot mixture into hot sterilized half-pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Carefully remove jars from canner, setting jars upright on a dry towel or cutting board to cool.
Pepper jelly can take up to two weeks to set up.
7 cups unsweetened bottled apple juice
1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
2 teaspoons butter
1 cup red-hot candies
9 cups sugar
Place the apple juice in a large kettle. Stir in pectin and butter. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in candies until dissolved. Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Pour hot mixture into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Adjust caps. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling-water bath. Yield: about 13 half-pints.