2 C (500ml) Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice, strained (about 13 lemons)
1 C (250ml) Water
1 C (250ml) Pure Honey, I like to use orange or clover honey
3 1/2 (700g) Sugar (use exactly this amount do not alter)
1 box Powdered Fruit Pectin (box= 1 3/4 oz 52.5g)
1 T Poppy Seeds
Start to process the jars using the hot bath method. See included information on the canning jars or above
in the recipe information.
In a large nonreactive pot, over medium high heat, combine the lemon juice, water, honey and fruit pectin.
Bring to a rolling boil stirring as needed to dissolve and incorporate the pectin.
Once the lemon mixture is boiling and the pectin is dissolved, add all the sugar and bring the mixture back to a boil.
Boil for 1 minute and then remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.
If you like skim off the foam on the top of the jelly.
Stir in the poppy seeds.
Using tongs, remove a jar from the hot water bath and ladle in your beautiful jelly to 1/4 inch from the top
of the jar. A canning funnel really helps in this step and they are inexpensive.
Wipe the mouth of the jar and place the seal firmly on top and then screw on the ring.
Place the sealed jar back in the hot water bath.
Repeat for all the jars until you have canned all your jelly.
Process (bring the hot water bath back to a boil) the jars for another 15 minutes.
Now you are just about done!
Remove the jars from the hot water bath and turn them upside down on a dish towel for 15 minutest to cool. As
the jars are cooling shake them every few minutes. This makes the poppy seeds spread evenly through out the jelly.
Turn the jars up and let cool over night. The next day check which jars sealed and which did not. The center
circle of the seal will make a clicking sound when pressed if the jar did not seal. If some or all of your jars did
not seal all is not lost.
The jars that sealed will have a shelf life of 1 year, if they last that long. The jars which did not seal will keep
up to 3 months in the refrigerator.
The jelly should be refrigerated after opening and will last 3 months after opening.