The Year of the Jelly


I’ve avoided making jelly for a long time. I’ve made all kinds of jams and butters, conserves and compotes. But jelly? I didn’t want to deal with the jelly bag. But now? With my new steam juicer? This is so the year of the jelly for me!!!

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  1. Senta Sandberg says:

    Where did you get that it is Beautiful. I have looked and looked around here. I too hate the Jelly bag and have a freezer full of cherries along with a tree full that would make some great jelly.

  2. kathy says:

    8) Wow, that is just the prettiest color. You’ll love the jelly. Apricot with cream cheese on toast, have mercy! I also melt it (or peach)and put it over the top of my cheesecake with strawberries, just to glaze it. Shiny and pretty! Steam juicer looks like a wonderful kitchen gadget. May just have to look into one of those.

  3. jean says:

    What is a jelly bag??

  4. CindyP says:

    Isn’t it so shiny and pretty???? I cannot believe I’ve never heard or seen of one before the forum! What a great time saver!

  5. Mary from Baton Rouge says:

    Looks great!!! I want a steam juicer too, but first I need a pressure canner. All I can do now is steam bath canning, but I am getting there!

    Suzanne, you are such an inspiration! I have conquered many homesteading items on my list to do this summer because of your blog.

  6. KentuckyFarmGirl says:

    My steam juicer should be here in a couple of days!! :dancingmonster:

    I can’t wait. Seeing your apricot juice makes me even more excited. Our blackberries are getting ready and I’ll be jellying up a storm aounnd here soon!

  7. Melinda says:

    at the risk of asking a very stupid question….Doesn’t a steamer waste a lot of your fruit? Or does it allow you higher yield than a jelly bag?

  8. Rose H says:

    I want one, I want one!

  9. Rose C. says:

    I would love more information on the steamer! Like what else can you do with it? I have heard of them, but never seen one!

  10. monica says:

    You are lucky to have 52 buy such nice, shiny things! :shimmy: :hungry: :snuggle:

  11. Miss Becky says:

    oh man, I made wild cherry jelly one year from all of the wild cherry trees on my farm and it was delicious but that jelly bag ~ forget it. notice I said ONE year. that was enough. now I want a steam juicer. Suzanne you have turned me on to some incredible things; this might be one of the very best.

  12. kerri says:

    What a work saving device! I haven’t seen one before.
    Your apricot juice looks so delicious. I wish we could find sweet, juicy apricots that are affordable around here. The expensive fruit found in the supermarkets is usually a big disappointment.
    Happy jelly making, Suzanne!

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