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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
process:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Yield:
6 half-pint jars
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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 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

43 calories; carbohydrates 10g; sugars 10g; vitamin a 0.1IU; vitamin c 0.5mg; folate 0.3mcg; sodium 1mg; potassium 10mg; calcium 1mg.
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