Monday, May 20, 2013

Dandelion Jelly

This is so good taste a lot like honey. Very easy to make.

Dandelion Jelly
1 quart dandelion blossoms
2 quarts water
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 package sure - jell
5 1/2 cups sugar

Start by picking several dandelions. You do not want to get from the road sides.   
 
Cut the stems and collars try to get as much of the green off as you can. As you can see I still have a little green but a little will not hurt a lot will make it bitter.

 
You will need 1 quart of blossoms. Raise well, I do this after I cut them if you do it before they are a little harder to cut as the flowers want to close up. 

 
Add to two quarts of water and bring to a boil let simmer for about ten minutes turn off heat and let sit a couple hours you can even let it sit overnight.



 
Cool and strain ( don't look at my strainer to close I have a new one but have no idea where it is lol ) Pour3 cups of the liquid into a large pan.
 
 
 

You will need to add 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 1 package of Sure -Jell or equivalent

 
Stir well

 
Bring to a boil

 
Add 5 1/2 cups of sugar and stir well.

 
Bring to a boil and trun down to mediume heatand let boil for 3 minutes stirring occasional.

 
When done pour into sterilized jars, You can use what ever size you would like.  Put on the lids and rings

 
Put into a water bath cover jars with hot water and boil for 10 minutes.


 
Take out and let cool.
 
 
 
 
I doubled the recipe that is why it looks like a lot I got 13 half pints so a single batch will give you a little over 6 half pints.
 
 

2 comments:

  1. Looks amazing! I have got to try this.

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  2. WOW, that is so pretty. brenda from ar

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