Caramel Apple Jelly



6 cups diced peeled apples (tart and sweet combined are fine)
1/2 cup water
1 package fruit pectin
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
In a nice size pot combine the apples and water and sugars. Cook and stir over low heat until the apples are soft. 
Stir in pectin and bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly ( It's gonna be a sticky mess) . 
When your apple goodness has come to a boil, add your spices and continue to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, remember, keep stirring constantly. 
After 1 minute of a rolling boil. Remove from heat. 
Mash or use an immersion blender if there are bits of apple that have not cooked down into the jam.  
 Now you want to ladle hot jam into hot sterilized jars (soak empty jar before hand in hot-hot water to sterilize them ) be sure and leave about 1/4-in. head space while filling.  
Process for 10 minutes in a water bath at a full boil. 
Remove and lest rest for several hours before storing in a cool dry dark place.
 Enjoy and remember...God said SHARE! Have an extra jar full? Why not share the love with a neighbor or someone? I promise you the kind act will come back to you tenfold. I 'm sure you've heard of the "Law of Tenfold Return." If you haven't, it simply means that when you give (regardless what it is... time, money, knowledge or help), these things will come back to you tenfold. Universal Law as I like to call it.

4 comments:

  1. julie hauserJanuary 31, 2013

    There are two places in the directions where you say to add the pectin. Could you please clarify? Can't wait to make some. Thank you!

    Blessings,
    julie

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  2. Thanks for pointing that out Julie. I get in the biggest rushes sometimes :) Recipe should be good to go now.

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  3. What size jars do you recommend.

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    1. Marzy, any size you have on hand is my rule of thumb. But really, it depends on what your plan for the jars of jelly is as well. When raising my daughters, I'd use the 16 oz. jars. Now they are grown and married, I use the smaller 8 oz. jars for myself. If your planning on maybe gifting some jelly, the 4 oz. size is super fun too. :)

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