Apple Cider Jelly

Apple Cider Jelly - 560 x 560

Makes 8 (125 mL) jars

You’ll Need

  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 - 50 g packet powdered pectin
  • 4 cups apple cider
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • Pinch of grated nutmeg

Prep and Cook

  • To prepare, boil clean jars in a water bath for 10 minutes to sterilize. Leave them in the hot water until you’re ready to fill them. Place the sealing lids and rings in a small saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Leave in the hot water until ready to use.
  • Combine the sugar and pectin in a large saucepan and whisk to combine. Add the apple cider, orange zest and spices, and bring to boil, cooking over medium-high heat for 15-25 minutes, stirring frequently, until the volume is greatly reduced.
  • Clip a candy thermometer to the pot and cook until it reaches 220°F and the syrupy is thick and glossy. Divide the jelly evenly between the prepared jars. Wipe the rims clean, apply the lids and rings.
  • Process in a water bath for 10 minutes. Remove the jars from the water, and allow to cool on a counter. You should hear all of the jars 'pop' as they cool, a sign that they have sealed properly.


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