I’ve made cinnamon apple jelly many times before – some were flavored with ground cinnamon, some I used cinnamon extract which is pretty good, but this time I used a box of Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice Tea! It’s very aromatic, has a bold taste and tastes great on a piece of homemade bread! Over the last week I handed out 5 jars to friends and family (my official test testers!) and everyone loved it. The best part is this recipe is quick and easy.
- 4 cups Apple cider
- 1 box Celestial Seasonings Cinnamon Apple Spice Tea (20 servings)
- 1 box Sure-Jell no sugar pectin
- 5 cups white sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
In a medium saucepan, bring the cider to a low boil. Add all 20 teabags and stir to make sure they’re all submerged. Steep for 15 minutes and remove the bags
Whisk in the box of pectin and heat to a full rolling boil. (Mixture should still bubble when being stirred)
Stir in sugar and lemon juice and once again heat to full rolling boil! By the time it gets to a boil you will notice it starting to jell.
Ladle jelly into 8 half pint jars and can in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.
I am typing this post as we drive down I-40 somewhere near Albuquerque on my way back from visiting my parents in Kansas. My Father has Mesothelioma and nobody was really sure if he would make it to thanksgiving. I’m happy to say that he did! Now I pray he makes it until Christmas! I will fly back there next week just to be sure….