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Candy apple Jelly…..anyone can make!!! February 19, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — bakingmommyof3 @ 6:09 am

 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…..

Candy Apple Jelly


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

Preparation Instructions

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.


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