Apples, pears, quince oh my! These are the choices for November's can jam... and lovely they are! Years back I would go apple picking, make up a dozen pies for the freezer (keeping the peelings & cores of course), make a bunch of applesauce and then use all the peelings & cores to make my apple jelly! This process sure did produce some amazing jellies and crab apples make even yummier jelly... if that is possible!
A few years ago a friend gave me her recipe for apple cider jelly. I tried it and I have NEVER looked back! This recipe is scrumptious! I've tried it as written and also without the cinnamon candies! Either way, this jelly is a hit! AND BELIEVE ME... this 'short cut' from peeling, boiling down, and hanging the apple peels to get the juice... before I even got started making jelly was very welcomed!! THANKS NADINE! :)
Apple Cider Jelly
1 quart Apple Cider
1/3 cup cinnamon candies (2 oz. container cake decorating candies)
1 Box Sure-Jell pectin
4 1/2 cups sugar
Bring the cider, pectin & candies to a full boil, melting the candies.
Add the sugar and stir well. Bring back to a full boil for a few minutes, stirring constantly. Carefully put into jelly jars and seal with lids & rings. Waterbath for 10 minutes.
Two separate batches... one with the cinnamon candies and one without!