Apple Jelly

Apple Jelly
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Apple Jelly
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  1. Cut up your apples, and...
  2. ...turn them into applesauce. Here are more detailed directions.
  3. Prepare a large colander by lining it with two or three layers of cheesecloth.
  4. Set the colander over a large bowl.
  5. Pour the applesauce into the lined colander and let it drain overnight. Don't press down on the apples or it will make the juice, and consequently the jelly, cloudy.
  6. Secret-under-the-colander-view: I put a small upside down bowl in the bottom of the large bowl to keep the colander a little higher out of the juice.
  7. Here's the juice! Can you believe that much came out of the applesauce? Me neither. (Save the applesauce left in the colander for apple butter.)
  8. Take five cups of the apple juice and the sugar and put them in a large pot.
  9. Add the lemon juice.
  10. Put a candy thermometer on the side of the pot, and bring the juice to a boil over a high heat.
  11. Strain off any foam.
  12. You want the juice to get to 220°F on the thermometer. Another test is whether the jelly sheets of a spoon, or if you put a spoonful in a chilled bowl, let it chill further in the freezer...
  13. ... and it mounds or wrinkles when you poke it.
  14. Done? Jar it up. If you make it with applesauce you made with the red skins, the jelly can be a nice pink color.
Recipe Notes

September 2015

The process takes a while, but it's very easy.

Original recipe from HGTV.

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