Monday, July 16, 2012

BEET RASPBERRY JELLY

This is another old Southern Indiana recipe from a Nazarene minister's wife.

5 med beets
1 - 1 1/2 cups water
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 pkg (3/4-oz) powdered pectin
3 1/2 cups sugar
1 box (3-oz) raspberry gelatin

Wash the beets thoroughly and cut off roots and tops.  Place in a large kettle with the water.  Boil until you have 3 cups of beet juice.  Strain the beets through a strainer, retain juice and discard beet mush. 

In large kettle, combine the 3 cups of beet juice, lemon juice, powdered pectin, sugar, and gelatin.  Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.  Remove mixture from the heat.  Pour into hot sterilized jars and add hot 2-piece lids.  Listen for jars to seal.  When jars seal they make a popping sound and indent slightly in the center.  Refrigerate any jars that do not seal!

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