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  • Kudzu Blossom Jelly by NCAngel32

    NCAngel32
    Posted August 24, 2005 07:54 PM

    Kudzu Blossom Jelly (DO NOT DOUBLE RECIPE)

    4 cups Kudzu Blossoms
    4 1/4 cups water
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1 (1 3/4 ounce) package powered pectin
    5 cups sugar
    6 half pint sterlized jars with metal lids and bands

    Gently wash kudzu blossoms in cold water. Place the 4 1/4 cups water in a 6qt. or larger pot and add kudzu blossoms. Bring to a full rolling boil and then reduce heat to simmer and simmer covered for 20 minutes. Remove blossoms from liquid and strain EXACTLY 4 cups liquid. You may need to squeeze liquid from the blossoms to get the EXACT 4 cups. Add 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice to liquid and stir. Return to pot and stir in pectin. Over high heat return to a full rolling boil stirring constantly (stirring is important or it will boil over). Stir in sugar and return to a full rolling boil stirring constantly for 1 minute. Be sure to stir or it will boil over. Remove from heat, lightly skim foam off top with a spoon. Quickly pour jelly into hot sterilized jars, filling to 1/4 inch from top. Wipe jar rims. Immediately cover with metal lids and screw on bands. Process in boiling water bath 5 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
    Yields: 6 half pints

    NOTES:
    Blossom liquid is gray until lemon juice is added.
    You can prepare the kudzu blossom liquid and freeze until ready to use. Just thaw and proceed with next steps.
    DO NOT DOUBLE RECIPE!
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