Sunday, June 10, 2012

Apricot and Cranberry Jelly

I was so excited to try this recipe...And my new water-bath canner!!!  It's simple and inexpensive to make.  I liked this recipe so much I made it twice and I'm ready to make it again!

Apricot and Cranberry Jelly
Time to prepare: 25 mins

2 cups water
2 cups sugar
4 cups cranberries
1 cup chopped dried apricots
1 orange, zested

Boil the water and sugar together for 5 minutes. Add the cranberries and apricots. Simmer until the cranberry skins burst, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the orange zest and cool.

To can: sterilize and prepare appropriate jars.  Add jelly to warm jars, making sure to remove air bubbles and wipe rim of jars, and seal.  Process in boiling water canner for 10 minutes.


  1. Thanks for linking this up at the Carnival of Home Preserving #14! Hope to see you Friday for the next edition! Be sure to grab the button for your blog post or your blog.

  2. Thank you Lisa, it was!

    Thanks Laura. I think I added the button to Back to the Basics and forgot to add to Mary's Kitchen. It gets hectic running 3 websites AND finishing up a cookbook. I'll definitely stop by again!

  3. Thank you for linking to the Our Favorite Things Link Party.
    Your jelly looks so delicious. I've never canned before but I remember my mom and aunt canning all the time when I was growing up. I'm a bit afraid to try. Maybe this recipe is a good place to start.

    1. Karri, this is the FIRST recipe I made and canned. It was a complete success. I was a bit scared to try canning but I was pleasantly surprised and how simple it was. This recipe is pretty basic. I made the recipe around Thanksgiving so cranberries were on sale everywhere.

  4. This combination sounds delicious and when the cranberries come in, an economical jelly to make.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  5. YUM -- cranberries and apricots sound like the perfect pair :)

    Visiting from Sall's.


  6. I am going to have to try this Mary!

  7. This sounds great! I definitely want to try this! Thanks for sharing! =)


  8. I have no idea why, and as soon as I try it, I'll probably kick myself for waiting so long, but canning has always intimidated me for some reason. I'm afraid of doing it "wrong" and poisoning someone LOL. If I make pickles or jelly or anything like that, I only make it in small batches to keep in the fridge. For some reason, I don't think I've ever seen the combination of apricots and cranberries, but that sounds awesome!! [#TALU]

  9. Sounds great! Just stopping by from Anne's TALU and really enjoyed your blog and the recipe...thanks!

  10. Yum!!! Sounds (and looks) delicious!

  11. This looks wonderful! I'm not much of a jelly maker, but this looks doable and so delicious! Thanks . . .

  12. Yummy, this looks so good, I am pinning this. Stopping over from TALU

  13. This looks so yummy. I have never canned in my life but plan on learning soon, especially if we have a garden next year. (talu)


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