Simple Wild Apple And Vanilla Bean Jelly
A couple weeks ago when I  made apple pie I was wondering what I could do with all the pretty left over apple peels. I found an awesome simple apple jelly recipe that can really be used for ANY kind of jelly you want to make. These kinds of recipes always excite me because I can make tons of different jellies and it's so easy to make. The only thing you may have to invest in is a candy thermometer. It's worth it though and you can find one that is decently priced.

Here's how it's done.

STEP 1: Boil peels and cores from 4-5 apples in 3-4 cups of water for 15 minutes.
I used the wild apples from my tree and one Red Delicious I had on hand.
On my second batch of jelly(which was more planned) I used mostly Granny Smith for a nice tart flavor. And then a couple Red Delicious for color.
STEP 2: Strain all peels and cores back into your boiling pot, leaving you with about 2 cups of pretty, rosy-pink broth.

STEP 3: Stir in 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup lemon or lime juice, 1 tsp vanilla bean paste (for looks), 1 tbs vanilla extract, and 1 tsp cinnamon or your favorite pie spice mix. Let boil until your candy thermometer reaches 220F. It takes about 20 minutes.

STEP 4: Let cool 5 minutes, pour into canning jar leaving about 3/4 of an inch at the top and let completely cool. Place lid on jar, and store in fridge or learn how to properly seal it.



Linoleum Rose said...

Yay you're blogging again! This is yum yum and gourmet.

Diana said...

that does sound easy! and yummy too. Thanks for the great post little miss ivy cakes!

Veronica said...

oh wow! I didn't even know you could make jelly just from cores and peel. And I've got 2 kg of apples -- definitely going to try this.