Sweet Apple Cider Jelly
  • 5 cups apple cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 strip lemon zest
  • ½ teaspoon whole cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon ginger
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1.75 oz. package low or no sugar needed powdered pectin
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  1. Add ¼ cup granulated sugar to the contents of the pectin package in a bowl.
  2. Mix remaining granulated sugar and brown sugar in another bowl.
  3. Bring the apple cider to a boil in a large pot, along with the cinnamon stick, lemon zest, cloves and ginger.
  4. Strain the cider into a bowl to remove the cinnamon stick, lemon zest and cloves. Return cider to pot. (You tie the spices into a cheesecloth instead, but this method is handy if you don't happen to have cheesecloth.)
  5. Once the apple cider boils, add the sugar-pectin mixture and let it come to a boil again, stirring constantly. Add the other sugar mixture and bring to a boil again. Boil for 1 minute.
  6. Pour into canning jars. If you plan to freeze the jelly, leave ¾ inch of space between the top of the jelly and the lid because the contents will expand as it freezes.
  7. Let cool. Refrigerate or freeze.
Recipe by Weavers Orchard at https://www.weaversorchard.com/sweet-apple-cider-jelly/