Simple Wild Apple And Vanilla Bean Jelly
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 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.