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Honeysuckle Blossom Jelly

Making your own jelly is easy to do, but did you know that you can make jelly from honeysuckle blossoms? Learn how!

How to Make Honeysuckle Blossom Jelly from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

Years ago, when I lived in Alaska, I learned about making Fireweed Jelly from the beautiful fire weed flowers that grow wild all over the landscape.

fireweed in Alaska

Here on the homestead we have another wild flower in abundance, and that is honeysuckle. It grows all around the homestead, and at times in place that I would rather it not.

But I decided to put some of it to use and create honeysuckle blossom jelly. I took the fireweed jelly recipe and altered it slightly to make this tasty spread.

honeysuckle blossoms

To Make Honeysuckle Blossom Jelly you will need:

  • honeysuckle blossoms
  • water
  • sugar
  • powdered pectin
  • canning jars
  • hot water bath canner
  • canning tools
  • lemon juice
  • saucepan
  • cheese cloth
  • sieve
  • stock pot

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How to Make Honeysuckle Blossom Jelly from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

To begin with, you’ll need 4 full cups of honeysuckle blossoms. Pick the freshest, brightest blossoms you can find.

honeysuckle blossoms in bowl

Wash the blossoms under cold water and then place them in a sauce pan with water. You will simmer this together to create a tea.

Once it is finished, you’ll strain the liquid through a sieve that is lined with cheesecloth. Squeeze the cheese cloth to get all of the tea from the blossoms.

honeysuckle in sauce pan

You’ll combine the tea in a stock pot with sugar and powdered pectin to create this amazing jelly.

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jelly cooking in stock pot

The jelly will be processed in a hot water bath for canning.

jelly in jars being canned

The jars will rest overnight so that they can seal and you’ll hear that wonderful “pop” of success.

jelly in jars

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How to Make Honeysuckle Blossom Jelly from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

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Yield: 7 half pint jars

Honeysuckle Blossom Jelly

How to Make Honeysuckle Blossom Jelly from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

How to make old fashioned jelly from honeysuckle blossoms.

Prep Time 1 hour
Additional Time 1 days
Total Time 1 days 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 4 cups honeysuckle blossoms
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 packages (1.75 oz. each) powder pectin
  • 2 Tb lemon juice
  • 4 cups sugar

Instructions

  1. To begin, boil the blossoms and water together in a large sauce pan for 20 minutes, creating a "tea."
  2. Strain the liquid through a sieve that is lined with cheese cloth. Squeeze the cheese cloth to get every bit of the tea from the blossoms.
  3. Add the liquid to a large stock pot.
  4. Stir the pectin and lemon juice, and bring this to a boil, boiling for 1 minute.
  5. Add the sugar, stirring continually, and boil for another minute.
  6. Reduce the heat to a simmer so that the jelly mixture stays hot.
  7. Ladle the jelly into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space.
  8. Process in a hot water bath for 15 minutes.
  9. Carefully remove to an out of the way place, away from drafts,. I generally line the counter with a folded dish towel.
  10. Allow the jars can cool undisturbed for 24 hours.
  11. Listen for the "pop" of success!
  12. Enjoy!

Notes

  •  As you forage for the blossoms, pick the freshest, brightest blossoms you can find.
  • This recipe makes 7 half-pint jars of jelly or 14 - 4 ounce jars. I normally make a combination of the two.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

112

Serving Size:

1 Tb

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 31Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g

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