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Try this blood orange jelly recipe stirred into oatmeal, spread on toast, or atop a bowl of ice cream. The homemade jelly is remarkably versatile (and delicious!).

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

45 mins
5 mins
50 mins
4 half-pints


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Instructions Checklist
  • Pour orange juice through a fine-mesh sieve into a liquid measuring cup; discard pulp. Measure exactly 2 cups juice, adding water if necessary. Transfer the 2 cups juice to a 6- to 8-quart heavy pot. Pour lemon juice through the sieve into pot; discard pulp. Stir the 2/3 cup water and pectin into juice mixture.

  • Split vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Using the tip of a paring knife, scrape out the tiny seeds. Add vanilla seeds to juice mixture, whisking to distribute seeds evenly.

  • Bring mixture to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar. Return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Quickly skim off foam with a metal spoon.

  • Ladle hot jelly into hot sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids and screw bands.

  • Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner for 5 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks. Makes 4 half-pints.

Nutrition Facts

61 calories; carbohydrates 16g; sugars 14g; vitamin a 19.2IU; vitamin c 5.4mg; folate 3.2mcg; sodium 2mg; potassium 21mg; calcium 2mg.