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Rhubarb Orange Jelly

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“I've made this slightly tart jelly twice since the recipe appeared in the June 2006 issue of Canadian Living magazine. I used an orange from Africa with red pulp & the red portion of my rhubarb - hence a nice red jelly. I topped up the liquid with Grand Marnier but you could also use orange juice. We love it on toast but I'm going to try it as a glaze on a pork loin roast!”
READY IN:
30mins
YIELD:
6 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Halve & squeeze juice from orange into a large Dutch oven; cut rind into wedges & add to pot.
  2. Add rhubarb & water and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally; reduce heat, cover and simmer until rhubarb is tender, about 10 minutes.
  3. Mash any chunks with a potato masher or immersion blender.
  4. Wet & wring out jelly bag and suspend over large measuring cup or bowl; fill with rhubarb mixture and let drip, without squeezing the bag, until the juice measures 2 cups, about 2 hours.
  5. If you don’t end up with 2 cups of liquid, top up with orange juice or orange liqueur.
  6. Mix pectin crystals with ¼ cup of sugar and stir into the rhubarb liquid in a large, clean Dutch oven or preserving pot.
  7. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, add the remaining sugar & return to a full boil, stirring with a wooden spoon; boil hard, stirring, for a minute.
  8. Remove from heat, skim off any foam with a large metal spoon and fill hot 1 cup (250ml) canning jars, leaving ¼ inch head space.
  9. Remove any air bubbles, wipe rims & cover with prepared lids; screw on bands until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip tight.
  10. Boil in boiling water canner for 10 minutes.

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