Farmers Almanac Dandelion Jelly

First Batch, April 2017

"Jelly made from dandelions is similar in taste to spring honey. Try making some of your own with this recipe!"

I was skeptical - but it truly does taste like honey!  

1 quart dandelion blossoms
2 quarts water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 package (1 3/4 oz) powdered fruit pectin
5 1/2 cups sugar

Pick the dandelion blossoms and rinse thoroughly. Snip stem and green collar.
Boil petals in 2 quarts water for 3 minutes. Cool and strain, pressing petals with fingers to extract juice.
Measure out 3 cups of dandelion liquid. Add lemon juice and powdered fruit pectin. Bring mixture to a boil (large jelly kettles work best for this).
Add sugar, stirring to mix well. Continue stirring and boil mixture for 2 ½ minutes.
Pour into small glasses and cover with paraffin when jelly is cool. Enjoy!

(I processed mine in a water bath for 10 minutes, instead of the paraffin.  )

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