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Homemade Jelly and Jams

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by SundownWaterfowl, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. I made Elderberry jelly today. i was thinking about making 2 or 3 different types of jelly and jam and giving them to family and friends for Christmas.

    What types of jelly or jam should I make?

    I was thinking Cranberry jelly or jam, blackberry jelly or jam, and apple jelly.
  2. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    Mom always made blackberry jelly because with no seeds everyone could eat it. Some elderly people or those with certain diet issues can't eat things with seeds. It made her really popular around the holidays!! Especially since these same folks couldn't eat blackberry cobbler and such, so this was their only way to enjoy blackberries.
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    I make crab apple jelly some times to give as gifts. It is a lot of work but that lovely pink jelly is such a nice gift.

    Pears should be coming ripe soon. Pear butter - like apple butter - is awesome too.

    We did mulberry this spring too.
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I do crab apple jelly too...Beautiful color in the jelly jars for Christmas presents....my crab apples are dark dark pinks and small....
  5. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I have made plum and peach, white and purple grape jelly, orange marmalade and blackberry jam WITH the seed left in ( my grandmama made it like that when I was a kid and I like it like that). My family is getting a jelly basket for Christmas.
  6. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Would anyone have a receipe for red pepper jelly that they would share here?
  7. CathyB

    CathyB Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    I have tons of pears! How do you make pear butter??
  8. MrsCountryChick

    MrsCountryChick Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
  9. thewobsers

    thewobsers Songster

    Feb 20, 2008
    near toledo ohio
    anyone have a really good grape jelly recipe?? If I find some grapes i want to make some jelly for the kids.
  10. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    How about making muscadine, plum and blackberry because those are my favorites and then you send me some of each so I can be an official taste tester [​IMG] For real though, I NEED to learn how to make jelly, I can't stand the store bought stuff.

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