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Posted: Aug/20/2012 5:21 AM PST
Received this in a recipe swap..... Have you tired this?
3 1/4 cups Mountain Dew soda
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 package Sure Jell pectin
How to make it
Read the directions for jelly on the Sure Jell box. Get your canning implements ready, and make sure your jars are prepped and clean.
In a large pot, combine the Mt. Dew and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Allow to boil for 3 minutes.
Let cool slightly.
Follow the Sure Jell directions for making jelly.
Pour the jelly into clean, prepared jars.
Prepare a canning pot with boiling water, and process the jars in the boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
Makes 3 to 4 pints of jelly, depending on whether or not you reduce the liquid (see note below).
Note: if you would like your jelly to have a more concentrated flavor you can reduce the Dew down over the heat from the 3 1/4 cups to a smaller amount. (That is, don't descrease the amount of Dew, but reduce the liquid over heat.) When I made it, I boiled down more Dew to get to the specified amount, to get a concentrated flavor. I tasted it, and... yep, it's Mt. Dew jelly, all right!
Location: Franklin NZ
Posted: Aug/20/2012 1:31 PM PST
Sounds delish!..I think what you call jelly,we call jam over here. Is Jelly what you would spread on toast or bread,like peanut butter and jelly.
Location: Southern California, USA
Posted: Aug/20/2012 7:20 PM PST
Jelly is made from just liquid and is usually clear, such as the Mountain Dew Jelly.
Then there is Jam which has pureed fruit in it and the names change with the addition of more or bigger pieces of fruit -- preserves, marmalade, conserve, and chutney -- so the name depends on what you are spreading on your toast. All are spreadable.