Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Corn Cob Jelly

Corn Cob Jelly

Here's an old-fashioned jelly where our ancestors allowed nothing to go to waste. I'm sure a farmer in your area would give you some old corn cobs.

12 dried corn cobs
3 pints water (48 ounces)
1 pkg. powdered pectin
3 cups sugar
1 Tbls. fresh lemon juice

Use 12 ears dried field corn cobs. Take off all kernels. Rinse well to get off all chaff. Break them in half and put into a pan with water. Boil gently for 30 minutes. Strain juice through a wet cloth (must be wet cloth!).Measure juice to get 3 cups juice. If you must, add enough water to make that amount. To juice add pectin. bring to a boil. Add sugar and heat until sugar dissolves. Boil again for 1 minute or until mixture starts to jell when you lift mixture up with a spoon. It might take another minute of cooking. Add lemon juice. Skim off foam, pour into hot sterilized jars and seal. Process 10 minutes in a boiling water bath or turn upside down for 5 minutes then right side up.

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