How about canning a batch of this….it makes great gifts, the kids would love it, you can try something new!! This is a great recipe that makes a decent amount of jelly….When making jams and jelly there is a reason they are done in small batches….if you get a batch that is too large – it may not set…which is fixable but its not worth the headache and the waste of jar lids…..
|Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 5 Minutes
|Servings 8||Difficulty Easy|
- 1-¾ ounce, weight Powdered Fruit Pectin
- ½ cups Red Hot Candies
- 4-½ cups Apple Juice (no Sugar Added)
- 4-½ cups Sugar
- 8 jars Half-pint Canning Jars, Lids And Rings
In large saucepan or pot stir in pectin and red hots with apple juice. Bring to a boil stirring constantly until red hots are dissolved. When liquid comes to a rolling boil that can’t be stirred down, boil for one minute.
Stir in sugar and keep stirring until mixture comes to a rapid boil. When liquid comes to a rapid boil that can’t be stirred down, boil another full minute.
Remove from heat and skim off any foam.
Pour into hot jars leaving 1/4″ headspace. Hand tighten lids and process in a water bath for 5 minutes. This recipe will make about 8 half pint jars of beautiful red jelly.
*Note: You can chop up the red hot candies prior to stirring in the liquid in a food processor to assist with them dissolving.