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August 01, 2008



Hi Lindy, that sounds WONDERFUL, looks great too ... I'm a great jelly maker, but I'd never have thought of putting vanilla into an apple jelly (I do all sorts of combinations, esp mint, also sage, and I use apples to firm up other fruits ... I can't wait for my fruit to be big enough to use ...

Thanks so much for sharing


I'm laughing over the bit about the apple jelly with vanilla resembling amber with insects but I agree it does look pretty and it certainly sounds delicious. You're getting a nice start on Christmas gifts.


I've been shopping around for a preserving pan but have not yet been able to reconcile myself to the price, frugal shopper that I am. I did recently purchase an Emile Henry butter keeper, though, so I seem to be headed down a slippery slope toward shiny, hammered-copper bliss.


I bought my mother a copper preserving pan as a christmas gift last year. I found it at Tuesday Morning, if you have those where you live, so it made it much more affordable. The real challenge was fitting it in my suitcase at the last minute.


I love your site! I have a jelly/pectin question....do you know of a way to use just the apple pectin (sans sugar/lemon) in making jelly/jam. I think I understand adding the apple jelly to other fruit and how that works but I'm wondering if there isn't some way to avoid the additional sugar & jars expense. Any ideas -pro and con. Again, I enjoy your site and love your curiousity!


Thanks, julibell. No, I don't know any other way. I suppose you could combine apples directly with a low-pectin fruit, but I don't have a recipe. You would still need sugar and lemon, proportionally. The jars are reusable, though- there's really no extra expense except the new lids..

ben wolfson

I notice that you don't say how much liquid you expect to recover from 1500g apples, and I assume it's that amount, rather than the initial apple-mass, to which the amount of sugar is matched. I was thinking of subbing some quinces, which I don't expect to yield as much juice, for some apple—any tips?

Coach Purses

I couldn't agree with you more! And thanks for the blog award! I'm just thrilled to receive this award from you. I'll be sure to keep this blog an interesting place for my awesome readers, such as yourself, to keep coming back to!

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