How to Can Rootbeer Jelly
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If you are looking for a fun, inexpensive gift idea for the holidays, then you might want to give this rootbeer jelly a try. You can make this jelly with any type of soda (orange, cola, Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper).
If you are new to canning, this is a great recipe to start with. Not very many steps, and easy to make!
4 1/4 c. rootbeer soda
4 1/2 c. sugar
1 pkg. or 6 tbsp. powdered pectin
2 tbsp. bottled lemon juice
1/4 tsp. butter
Combine the root beer soda and lemon juice in a large stock pot. Sprinkle the powdered pectin on top of the juice mixture and use a whisk to mix it together. Stirring constantly, heat until boiling. Boil for one minute.
Add the butter and return to a boil. Add the sugar to the pot all at one time (measure it and have it ready ahead of time). Stir until sugar is dissolved. Return to a boil and boil for one minute.
Remove the pan from the heat. Remove any foam with a metal spoon. Ladle the jelly into hot sterilized canning jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space, and process in boiling water canner for 10 minutes.
Yield: 2 pints or 5 half pints.
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