Dandelion Jelly

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Years past dandelions were just considered a weed in your well-manicured landscape or a convenient amusement for a child as they blew the seeds from the stem into the morning breeze.

Dandelions are actually a very healthy “weed” that is full of vitamins and minerals such as A, B, C, D, iron, potassium and zinc. Many civilizations use parts of the dandelion for medicinal purposes: the Native Americans add them to boiling water to help with kidney disease, swelling, heartburn and upset stomach;  the Chinese utilize them for stomach-related ailments and appendicitis; and the Europeans use them for treating fever, eye problems, diarrhea and diabetes.

Now please keep in mind that there have not been any in-depth studies done on dandelions so I am in no way suggesting that you utilize this plant for medicinal purposes. But as you can see, there are many reasons as to why dandelions are healthy, and you thought that they were just weeds. Now let’s make something very sweet and pretty out of these wonderful herbs.

Dandelion Jelly
 
As we all know everything that we can make ourselves on our homestead is one less item that we have to buy and also one more item that we know is healthier for us what we can get from the local super food stores.
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Ingredients
  • 1 – Quart of lightly packed Dandelion Flowers. Only use the yellow portion; try not to get any of the bitter greens of stem into the pot.
  • 2 – Quarts of Water
  • 2 – Tablespoons of Lemon Juice
  • Zest of one Lemon
  • 1 – Package of Pectin to 3 cups of yellow liquid
  • 5 – Cups of Sugar
Instructions
  1. Boil the flowers in the water for about 10 minutes.
  2. Cool and strain the liquid.
  3. Add the 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, the zest of one lemon and the 1 package of pectin to 3 cups of yellow liquid.
  4. Bring to a rolling boil.
  5. Add the 5 cups of sugar.
  6. Mix well and return to a boil.
  7. Pour into hot, sanitized pint jars and seal.
  8. Allow to cool before storing.
  9. *Always follow safe canning instructions, refer to your canning manufacture’s operating procedures*

 

Until Next Time,

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21 thoughts on “Dandelion Jelly

  1. I have this book. Not only was it an interesting and educational read, I’m excited to try some of those recipes soon. Corn cob jelly was my first experiment…now on to dandelions!

  2. I try to use a lot of the “freebies” found in nature… and I have used dandelions, but I didn’t even think about making jelly with them. Such a good idea… and it looks different from most other jellies. Interesting. 🙂 Thank you.

  3. I’m sure I have enough in my yard right now to make this! I would love it if you link up to Garden Tuesday at Sidewalk Shoes today!

  4. Good Monday morning! I just wanted to let you know that this post has been FEATURED this week at the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Thank you for joining in and we hope to see you this week! 🙂

  5. This looks so incredible! Pinned and tweeted. Please join us on Monday at 7 pm and party with us! It is so super fun to see what you have been working on! Lou Lou Girls

  6. I love the idea of making dandelion jelly! So bright and pretty! I am wondering about using stevia and Pamona Pectin which gels with calcium water. You got me thinking 😉 Have a blessed week, friend!

  7. What a fabulous idea! I’ve heard of using Dandelions in a salad, but never making jelly out of them. Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    Jann

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