Recipe: Lavender Wine Jelly

6a00d8357edf6c69e200e54f2728138833-800wiWhite wine jelly is flavored with lavender leaves and tinted purple. Great for gift-giving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup dried lavender leaves
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 4-1/2 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 drops blue food coloring
  • 1 drop red food coloring
  • 1/2 bottle (or 1 packet) liquid pectin

Preparation:

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in lavender leaves, remove from heat, and let steep for 15 minutes.

Pour mixture through a fine-mesh strainer or a layer of cheesecloth, reserving the liquid. Measure 2 cups of the liquid and return to the saucepan.

Return to the stove and stir in sugar,white wine, and food coloring. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Add pectin, return to a full boil, and continue boiling for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam.

Ladle lavender jelly into sterilized jars to within 1/2 inch of the top. Wipe tops of jars and screw on sterilized lids. Process in a boiling water bath according to your canner’s instructions.

Yield: about 3 half-pints

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