Make it Mine Wine Jelly

Try all five variations of these wine jellies to make your next party a hit. These jellies are a perfect fit for an appetizer table alongside crackers and a cheeseboard.

cheese board with crackers and wine jelly
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Process Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
Yield:
6 halfpint jars

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cup rosé wine

  • ½ cup lemon juice

  • 1 1.75 ounce pkg. regular powdered fruit pectin or 6 Tbsp. classic powdered fruit pectin

  • 4 ½ cup sugar

  • ¼ cup pink peppercorns, lightly crushed

Directions

  1. In a 6- to 8-quart heavy pot combine wine, lemon juice, and pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar and peppercorns. Return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Quickly skim off any foam with a metal spoon.

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

  3. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner 5 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks.

Spicy Zinfandel Jelly

Prepare as directed, except use Zinfandel wine for the rosé and omit the peppercorns. Add 1 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper after skimming off the foam.

Spiced Wine Jelly

Prepare as directed, except use Merlot for the rosé and omit the peppercorns. Add two 3-inch cinnamon sticks and 5 whole cloves to the wine with the pectin. Use a slotted spoon to remove and discard the spices before filling jars.

Cardamom-Orange White Wine Jelly

Prepare as directed, except use a sweet white wine (such as Gewurztraminer) for the rosé, use orange juice for the lemon juice, and omit the peppercorns. Place 12 broken cardamom pods and 6 orange peel strips in a double thickness of 100-percent-cotton cheesecloth and tie closed with 100-percent-cotton kitchen string. Add the bundle to the wine with the pectin. Remove and discard the bundle before filling jars.

Prosecco-Pomegranate Jelly

Prepare as directed, except use Prosecco for the rosé and reduce to 3 cups. Add 1/2 cup pomegranate juice with the wine. If desired, omit peppercorns.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

43 Calories
10g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Calories 43
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Vitamin C 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Potassium 10mg 0%
Folate, total 0.3mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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