Indulge in the sweet and tangy flavors of homemade apple jelly with this easy recipe. Perfect for spreading on toast or using as a glaze for meats, this apple jelly is sure to become a household favorite. You’ll love the simplicity of this recipe and the delicious results it produces.

Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 30 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes | Serves: 8


  • 4 cups apple juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 package powdered pectin


  1. In a large saucepan, combine apple juice, lemon juice, and pectin. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Add sugar and return mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
  3. Skim off any foam from the top of the mixture and pour into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch of headspace.
  4. Seal jars with lids and rings, then process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove jars from water bath and let cool. Check seals before storing in a cool, dark place.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 150 || Carbohydrates: 39g || Sugar: 35g || Fiber: 0g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  • Simple ingredients make for an easy and delicious homemade jelly.
  • The sweet and tangy flavors of apple juice and lemon juice make for a versatile jelly.
  • Perfect for gifting or enjoying yourself, this apple jelly is a pantry staple.
  • Customize the sweetness by adjusting the amount of sugar to your taste preference.
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of making your own jelly from scratch with this recipe.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  • Avoid overcooking the jelly mixture, as it can result in a too thick or gelled texture.
  • Do not skip the step of skimming off foam before pouring the jelly into jars, as it can affect the seal.
  • Avoid using jars with chips or cracks, as they may not seal properly during processing.
  • Be careful when handling hot jars and the boiling water bath to prevent burns or spills.
  • Store the jelly in a cool, dark place to maintain quality and prevent spoilage.

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