Jelly Recipes

Jam Making Recipes

Picture of jars filled with homemade jellyIt is fair to say that jellies are usually a little more fiddly and tricky to make than basic jams, as they tend to involve an additional rather lengthy straining stage. However, any extra effort is certainly worth making.

For people who do not like jams containing pieces of fruit or seeds, jelly recipes are preferable and easier to digest. In America, the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich has become almost legendary and is a staple lunchbox filler for many school children.

Much of the jelly making process is quite similar to that of jam making, although it is best to only use fruit that will give a reliable set. If this is not possible, it will be necessary to include a sachet or two of commercial pectin, or a similar gelatin-based setting agent.

Many of the jelly recipes used for generations are quite different when it comes to actual quantities and ingredients, particularly when flowers are involved. Dandelion, honeysuckle, lavender and rose petal jellies are all extremely popular and quite easy to make, being perfect for use in cakes and pastries, while mint, parsley and rowan berry jellies would not look out of place with roast lamb, pork or even strongly flavoured game, such as pheasant or venison.

List of Jelly Recipes

Further image of homemade jellyApple Jelly
Champagne Jelly
Crab Apple Jelly
Dandelion Jelly
Honeysuckle Jelly
Lavender Jelly
Mint and Gooseberry Jelly
Mint Jelly
Nettle Jelly
Orange and Apple Jelly
Parsley Jelly
Red Wine Jelly
Rose Petal
Rowan Jelly
Sloe Jelly
Tea Jelly