Apple-Tequila Jelly


  • 4 cups unsweetened apple cider
  • 6 tablespoons tequila
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Sure-Jell Light pectin
  • 1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter


  1. Prepare canning jars according to manufacturer's directions.
  2. Pour cider and tequila into a large, heavy saucepan.
  3. Place 2 tablespoons of the sugar in a small bowl. Stir in the Sure-Jell Light, mixing well.
  4. Add the Sure-Jell Light mixture and the butter to the cider. Bring the liquid to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly.
  5. Quickly stir in the remaining sugar, and bring the mixture back to a full rolling boil again, continuing to stir. Boil 1 minute.
  6. Remove pan from the heat. Skim off any foam.
  7. Fill prepared jars to within 1/8 inch of their tops. Process them in a water bath according to the manufacturer's directions, at least 10 minutes. The jelly may take several hours to set.

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