Redbud Jelly making

Today I finished making the Redbud Jelly. As mentioned in an earlier post, I  cleaned the petals, and made an infusion from them. Today I separated the liquid by pouring the liquid out of the container where the infusion had been. I then ran the liquid through a cheese cloth because I noticed the liquid was a little cloudy.

I then followed this recipe:

Redbud Jelly Recipe

4 cups of Redbud bloom (half of a gallon baggy)

1 Box Pectin ( I prefer No sugar pectin)

3 Cups  Sugar for no sugar pectin and 5 Cups for regular pectin.

1 Tsp Lemon Juice

Measure juice and add water if necessary to make 1 qt. Pour both in large cooking pan. Bring to a rolling boil. ( A rolling boil is a boil that you can’t stop from boiling with your spoon. Add pectin.

Add sugar and bring to 2nd rolling boil.   Stir constantly then boil 1 minute. If you add 1 tsp of margarine or butter you won’t have to skim off foam. Pour into sterilized container and then either seal or put into refrigerator when cool.

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10 Responses to Redbud Jelly making

  1. Cathy says:

    What type of flavor does redbud jelly have?

    • The flavor is, of course sweet, but a rather subtle taste. Sort of a mild perfume, in a good way. If you have had agarita jelly it is similar. As you may be able to tell from the picture it is also a pretty jelly. The flowers, by the way, contain pigments that are said to contain antitoxins.

      • Cathy says:

        Are those pigments the anthocyanins that are antioxidants? Looking at redbud trees will have a whole new layer of meaning!

  2. Yes, they are anthocyanins.

  3. Harriett says:

    I just acquired some redbuds. Can’t wait to make jelly.

  4. Harriett says:

    Yum- who knew making jelly was so easy. It smells just like flowers and tastes delicious.

  5. Rhea says:

    Oh, wow, made redbud jelly! Now to see if it sets up. Calling it lunar eclipse redbud jelly, as the blossoms were picked on the morning after the eclipse! Reminds me of the jewel toned pink Apple jelly my grandma made. 🐝

    • Glad you visited the blog. Let us know how the Redbud Jelly turned out. I like the name Lunar Eclipse Redbud Jelly. Has a nice ring to it. It is nice to have memories of jellies from our past.

  6. i made redbud jelly but forgot to put in lemon juice. Will this be ok? I did waterbath jelly. donna in kansas

    • Donna in Kansas- Good question. According to research the most common cause of gel failure is insufficient acid. The lemon juice is to provide that acidity. If your jelly did gel then your jelly should be ok. However if it didn’t gel then remake it with lemon juice.

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