Canning: Forsythia Jelly
- Complexity: medium
If you have forsythia at home you can make this simple forsythia jelly- which is sweet and lightly floral- and a beautiful yellow color!
Step by Step Directions
Place the blossoms in a large jar. I use our half-gallon mason jars. You can also split the blossoms into 2-quart sized jars. Pour the boiling water over the blossoms and allow to cool. Steep the flowers overnight in the refrigerator.
Then using a coffee filter or cheesecloth, strain out the petals.
Place the forsythia tea, lemon juice, and pectin in a large pot and bring to a rolling boil, stirring often.
Add in the sugar and bring back to a rolling boil. Boil for 1-2 minutes stirring constantly.
Remove from the heat and fill your jars to 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe the rims with a damp cloth and cap with canning lids.
This jelly can be canned in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes to seal.
You should get 6-7 half-pints from this recipe.