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Depression-Era Jelly


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Ingredients

Depression-Era Jelly

  • apple peels & cores, left overs from another recipe
  • water
  • sugar
  • 1 lemon
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    Preparation 2h 0min
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Put as much apple peal and cores as you can fit into the TX bowl. Add about 250 g water

    Chop speed 7 4 sec.

    cut lemon in quarters, add to bowl Chop again speed 7 5 - 10 seconds

    cook for 10 minutes temp 100C speed 2

    pour contents into jelly bag or piece of muslin, tie into a bag and hang overnight to collect the juice. Do not squeeze or the jelly will not be clear.

    When all juice is drained feed the apple to the chickens.

    Put the juice into the TX bowl with the scales on so you can measure how much you have. Add up to the same amount of sugar. Setting will occur when the balance of sugar to acid (lemon) and pectin from the apple is right. If you add too much sugar the taste will be weak. I usually use about 90% of juice weight for sugar.

    Cook the jelly juice and sugar temp varoma until jelly set. Cook for 30 minutes then test. If not ready cook another 30 min.

    To test, put a small spoon of the jelly on a cold plate. Count to 60. Push the jelly. If the surface wrinkles it is ready. If it just smears it is not.

    Depending on lots of things you will get a cup or two of jelly. If you have access to crab apples this is a marvelous accompaniment to roast pork. 

    I grew up during the depression and remember my mother making every scrap count. Nothing was wasted not even the apple peals. We were lucky we had a couple of trees so only the sugar was a luxury.

    I do not suggest this is a recipe you will use very much but it does show how to be resourceful.

     

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  • moreta wrote: If put into

    Submitted by Ozamanda on 20. February 2012 - 21:59.

    moreta

    If put into sterilized jars and sealed it will keep for years. After opening keep in fridge. It is the same as jam and will grow mold if left out but will keep for months if kept in fridge.



    I have made this with Quince - absolutely brilliant! Unfortunately no venison to go with the quince jelly, but can still use it in a variety of ways. tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • This is almost verbatim my

    Submitted by Ozamanda on 12. August 2011 - 22:17.

    This is almost verbatim my Nanna's recipe, except that the TM makes the work a lot easier! tmrc_emoticons.)  I remember this apple jelly with great fondness, and will make this recipe if only for sentimental reasons once I have made an apple pie.  Thanks for posting and converting to TMX, Moreta!

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  • This is almost verbatim my

    Submitted by Ozamanda on 12. August 2011 - 22:17.

    This is almost verbatim my Nanna's recipe, except that the TM makes the work a lot easier! tmrc_emoticons.)  I remember this apple jelly with great fondness, and will make this recipe if only for sentimental reasons once I have made an apple pie.  Thanks for posting and converting to TMX, Moreta!

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  • If put into sterilized jars

    Submitted by moreta on 10. February 2011 - 16:30.

    If put into sterilized jars and sealed it will keep for years. After opening keep in fridge. It is the same as jam and will grow mold if left out but will keep for months if kept in fridge.

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  • Hi Moreta,I'd like to try

    Submitted by SweetPeasThree on 10. February 2011 - 11:32.

    Hi Moreta,

    I'd like to try this recipe soon (I'll use the cores from the kids 'apple slinky's' ).  Do you know how long this would safely keep as a mint jelly for ?

    Bron

    Bron Modra

    f/book :   SweetPeasThree

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