Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Tasty Tuesday

                 Fall is in the air!! It got down to 48 last night and will only be in the 70's for the next week so I can't help but think that fall has arrived early this year, I'm excited!! One reason is all the tasty goodies to bake, make, can and prepare for the new season.  Apple and pumpkin butters are a staple in my house and as I type this, I have 8 pie pumpkins waiting to be cooked down to make some butter, thanks to a friend with a early crop!   Apples are a autumn harvest that can be used in many ways, and this week I'm giving you one more use, to make some apple peel jelly! So don't be quick to throw the peels in the compost pile yet, because they still contain alot of juice and flavor that just shouldn't go to waste!

Apple Peel Jelly

4 c. firmly packed apple peels
5 c. water
2  c. sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
In covered stainless steel saucepan, bring peels and water to boil. Reduce heat: uncover; simmer 20 minutes. Strain through jelly bag of cheesecloth.(Do not squeeze or you'll have cloudy jelly). Measure juice (you should have about 2 cups); return to same saucepan. Stir in sugar and lemon juice. Bring to boil over medium heat; cook rapidly, uncovered, stirring, remove saucepan from heat. Pour immediately into 2 sterilized 6 oz jelly jars. skim off foam; cover; cool;store in refrigerator. Makes 2 6 oz. jars.

       This isn't a red jelly but you can always add some red food coloring or better yet, a handful of cinnamon red hots, the candy. Not only will they brighten up the jelly but add a nice hint of cinnamon to the batch!  Being thrifty is sweet!! 


  1. We are having a beautiful day here in East Texas. Fires are everywhere, but the temps are a whole lot cooler. Pumpkin and apples...love them. I say bring on the Fall

  2. Anonymous4:15 PM

    I just made an apple pie this morning!!
    I am having a Halloween Giveaway... Come on over!!

  3. Thank you for your recipe-it always breaks my heart to throw away those peels. And I can only stand to eat so many!!
    So there is someone harvesting pumpkins already-I've been wondering about that.
    I, too, am getting cooler nights now. We just had our 1st fire!

  4. Hi Sue, Aren't you lovin this weather? Sleeping with the windows open, ahhhhhhh I love fall!

  5. My friend and I were just talking about apple peel jelly, and walla-- you give me the recipe. After my mother passed away, my dad used to make this. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I am loving this weather so much! This has been such a hot summer, that the cool temperatures feel wonderful:) Your jelly sounds good. I wish we had apple trees--well, we have one, but it needs another for pollination. We are going to plant two sometime this fall--hopefully.

  7. What a great idea! Do you have any recipes for pears ?.

  8. Hi Sue. Thanks for visiting my blog. I did, in fact, get my inspiring words photo from Pinterest. I get a lot of inspiration from that site. I'm in Columbia but actually lived in West Plains for a year when I was a kid...I have fond memories of your area down there.
    Enjoy the cool weather.

  9. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Hi Sue!
    I had no idea that you could use the peels for jelly~ definitely going to have to try this!
    You always have such great information and recipes, etc...

  10. Yummy! I am so happy apple season is here. I love the smell and the taste of EVERYTHING apple!!


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