Cinnamon Apple Jelly

 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….



    About CastIronDan

    I'm a married father of three from Apple Valley, CA that enjoys Cooking, Roasting Coffee and HomeBrewing.
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    13 Responses to Cinnamon Apple Jelly

    1. So sorry to hear about your father’s condition, but I’m glad you had some precious time with him over Thanksgiving.
      This jelly seems like a perfect homemade Christmas gift.

    2. Yum! Making jam with tea sounds amazing.

    3. This jam sounds delicious and easy! I hope your dad is ok. It’s hard when our parents are getting older and are sick. My dad has Diabetes, Type ll. His sight is going in one eye and they are taking his driver’s license away. Now he won’t be able to drive to go golfing or do his love…woodworking. Anyway prayers for your dad.😊

    4. Using the tea – what a stroke of genius!

    5. This looks perfect for fall Dan– I didn’t know you were so talented as to make jam!! I’ll see if I can be brave enough to try it! thanks for the recipe!

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