I love making peach jelly. It not only tastes really good but it uses the skins and pits that would otherwise have been thrown out.(or given to the chickens in our case) Making something out of nothing, LOVE it!
Ingredients for the Peach Jelly.
5 1/2 cups of peach juice made from the skins and pits
7 cups of sugar
1 box of pectin
3 sticks of cinnamon
That’s it. Not many ingredients at all.
Directions for the jelly.
So I know you just finished making my Spiced Peach Jam I posted yesterday. You kept the skins and pits. Right? To make the peach juice you need to put them into a pot, cover with water, and let them boil away for 30 minutes. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you I put 3 cinnamon sticks in the pot. Then you are going to strain them. I use a strainer with a piece of cheesecloth over it to make sure no little bits get into the juice. Don’t squeeze the cheesecloth just let it drain for about 5 minutes. This will also ensure your jelly won’t be cloudy.
Now put the 5 1/2 cups of juice back in the pot. Heat up until it is just starting to boil. Then add the sugar. Stir until it is completely dissolved. Once the juice comes to a boil again add the pectin. You will want to keep it on medium high heat until it is ready. It will have thickened and come to a full rolling boil, but to make sure it is ready to be ladled into the jars, try this test.
What I do is put a small plate in the refrigerator until it is cold. Then, when I think the jelly is ready I put a drop on the plate and let it cool a little and then tilt the plate. If the edge of the drop are not shiny and the drip does not run across the plate then it is ready. Sometimes this process is longer than others. That is why I can’t give you a time frame.
So now it is ready
Ladle the jelly into sterile jars. Wipe the rims with a wet paper towel. Put on the lids that have been kept hot in a pan of water. Screw the rings on finger tight. Then process in a water bath for 10 minutes. Remember to adjust the time for altitude. Here is a list of supplies you will need for canning.
Supplies for canning:
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So there you have it Peach Jelly. I just love the color!
Have you made jelly this year? I would love to hear about it.
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