Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Onion Jelly

Onion Jelly

2 pounds sweet onions, chopped fine
2 cups water
3/4 cup white vinegar
1 pkg. powdered pectin (1 3/4 oz)
5 1/2 cups sugar

Chop onions very small (mince). Combine onions and water in large saucepan; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cool. Pour mixture through a large wire mesh strainer lined with a wet cheesecloth into a 4 cup measure. Discard pulp. Add water to onion juice to equal 3 cups, if necessary. Combine onion juice, vinegar, and pectin in a large saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add sugar and return to a boil, stirring constantly, and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and skim off foam. Quickly pour hot mixture into hot sterilized jelly jars, within 1/4" of top. Wipe off rims, cap and seal. Turn upside down for 5 minutes or process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes. Makes 7 half pints (8 ounces each).

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