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Sassafras Jelly


  • Sassafras roots
  • 1 package powdered pectin
  • 3 cups honey
  • 2 tablespoons sassafras root bark


  1. Boil sassafras roots for 30 minutes, then strain.
  2. Measure 2 cups of the sassafras tea into a large saucepan.
  3. Add pectin and just barely bring to a boil.
  4. Add honey and sassafras root bark that has been grated to a fine powder.
  5. Simmer for 6 minutes.
  6. Put into sterilized glasses.
  7. For pints, process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. For half-pints, process in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.

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