I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Scrap Apple Jelly

After making my Sugar Free Pear and Apple Sauce or if you have a lot of peels and cores left from a favourite recipe of your own, use them to make this pretty jelly.

20 apple peels, approximately 2 - 2  1/2 cups
6 cups water
1-2 cups unsweetened apple juice
6 tbsps pectin
9 cups sugar

Bring the scraps and water to a boil in a large pot, then simmer uncovered for 30 - 45 minutes.

Once simmered lay a large piece of cheesecloth over a colander in a pot. Pour the liquid and scraps in and leave to drain for about 30 minutes.

Gather the cheesecloth up, do not squeeze, and save the peels in a container. That's right I'm not done with them yet!

Measure the liquid and add apple juice (or more water) to measure 7 cups in total.

Add 6 tbsps pectin and bring to a boil. When you've got a good boil going add the sugar and return to a boil for 1-2 minutes or until the jelly coats the back of a spoon. It should reach a temperature of 220 F/ 104 C

Remove from heat and carefully pour the hot jelly into sterilized jars.

Again here's the link to sterilizing and processing jars.

For jelly you need only process for 5 minutes. Check seals after 24 hours. Makes 12 - 1/2 cup jars and 4 - 1/2 pints.

Here's the link to that Sugar Free Pear and Apple Sauce I mentioned.
Oh ya, and the scrap peels (not cores) you kept.  Top off your furr friend's kibble with some chopped peel scraps for a real treat!

And if you need to fix a jam or jelly (it happens) I found this great link to help
Recipe adapted from http://www.firefliesandmudpies.com/2012/10/10/apple-fest-2012-apple-scrap-jelly

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