Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dandelion Jelly Recipe


4 Cups yellow dandelion blossoms
3 Cups boiling water
5 Cups sugar
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon
Few drops yellow food coloring (optional) I used it
1 Package Sure-Jel or other powdered pectin
Pull the yellow parts of the blossom away from the green parts. Discard all the green parts because they are bitter. I opened the blossom by holding the green part with both hands and popping the green part open with both thumbs and then peeled the yellow part out.
Pour boiling water over the blossoms and let sit over night. The next morning strain the blossoms from the steeped water. I used a muslin cloth to strain them and squeeze out all the liquid. Add enough water to make 4 cups liquid. I had to add 1 cup of water and I added it to the blossoms and microwaved for 6 minutes strained them again, then added this to the other liquid.
Place the liquid in a large pot add food coloring if desired, bring to boil and boil for 2 minutes add sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest. Boil and stir til sugar is dissolved. Add pectin boil for 1 minute stirring constantly. Skim foam if needed.
Place in jars and seal using boiling water method. Yields 7 half pint jelly jars.

4 comments:

Gail said...

Beautiful!

the canned quilter said...

Looks wonderful! love the color. I have never had dandelion jelly so I have no idea what it tastes like but it looks good.

Amy said...

Wow.. that looks pretty in those jars. I have never heard of Dandelion jelly before.

OurCrazyFarm said...

You are inspiring me yet again my friend! After math and latin I just may have to send the kiddos out to pick me a bunch of dandelions! Beautiful!!!!!!