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Made Beet Jelly for the first time today and it is ....SO GOOD!!!!! (and no it doesn't taste like beets)
I had leftover beets and canned them in orange sauce. It's going to be a yummy winter!

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BEET JELLY

Cook 5 med size beets in water until fork tender.
Remove beets
The red beet water is the base for the jelly - ** strain the juice through a coffee filter***

Get your canning jars ready and waiting on the side.

In a large pot mix 3 cups beet juice, 1 pkt of Sure Gel and one pkt of Kool-Aid unsweetened powder. Use Black Cherry or Raspberry. Bring to a boil. Boil for 1 min. Dump in 4 cups sugar all at once. Boil 3 mins more.
Remove from heat and fill jars.
Process in canner for 5 mins.
 

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Hmmm, now that's one I've never heard of before and worth a try. Do I water bath them for 20 minutes? They will make a great gift for a friend who loves beets. Thanks.
 

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Hmmm, now that's one I've never heard of before and worth a try. Do I water bath them for 20 minutes? They will make a great gift for a friend who loves beets. Thanks.
You only have to water bath for 5 mins. You're only using the water (juice) that you cooked the beets in. The jelly tastes like black cherry from the Kool-Aid powder.
 

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I TRIED IT and it is really good! It set up nicely too. After tasting it I'm not sure if I should label it Beet Jelly, but rather Black Cherry Jelly. If I label it Beet Jelly my family won't eat it....perhaps I can write below the label that is it made from beet juice....oh, I just heard a lid pop! LOL

It made four-half pints with a little left over for me to sample. YUM, really good! Thank you!!!!
 
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