Recipe for Lemon Jelly


    Lemon Jelly

    1/2 cup lemon juice
    1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
    1 1/2 cups water
    4 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    1 bottle liquid fruit pectin
    3 to 4 drops yellow food color

    Combine lemon juice, lemon rind and water in a bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes.

    Strain and pour into large saucepan. Add sugar to juice mixture; mix well. Bring to a hard boil over high heat, stirring constantly. At once, stir in the fruit pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in food color. Skim off foam with metal spoon. Ladle into hot sterilized jars. Cover immediately with 1/8-inch hot paraffin.

    Yields 5 cups.