Simple Sweet Tea Jelly
Sweet tea is good for more than just summer sipping. Discover a recipe for a delicious homemade jelly that's a perfect addition when slathered on a scone.
- Serves: 20 persons
- 2cups black tea (1/3 cup loose, English breakfast)
- 2cups water
- 2tablespoons lemon juice (bottled)
- 1(1.75-ounce) package pectin (powdered)
- 4cups sugar
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Steep 1/3 cup loose tea in 2 cups boiling water for 4 minutes.
Step 3Pour the tea and lemon juice into a heavy-bottomed 2-quart saucepan set over medium-high heat. Stir in the pectin and bring to a boil.
Step 4Stir in the sugar. Bring to a hard boil for 1 minute. Stir the jelly for 1 minute. Insert a thermometer into the pot, and once it has reached 220 F, turn off the heat to test the jelly.
Step 5Remove the plate from the freezer. Spoon a small amount of jelly onto the plate and put back in the freezer for 1 minute. Nudge into it with your finger. If it wrinkles, it’s ready to can. If not, cook it for a bit longer and test it again.
Step 6Follow the directions for water bath canning on this recipe.