Edible Flower Jelly Recipes – Flowers to Delicious Jellies!

edible flower jellies in jars

Edible flower jellies are so fun to make and it is so surprising to learn all the different beautiful flowers that you can make sweet, delicious, beautiful jelly from!

These are the the edible flower jellies I made this spring and summer.

edible flower jellies in jars

The colors are just beautiful!

Only certain flowers are edible, see this web article about edible flowers.

The basic recipe is also very easy. For each flower, I used the same recipe and they all set up great. I have used other jelly recipes in the past without the same results.

Edible Flower Jelly Recipes

Below are links to my edible flower jelly recipes.

Dandelion Jelly Recipe

One of the most known edible flower jellies is dandelion jelly. Turn those pesky dandelions into a tasty, sweet jelly with a honey-like flavor

Jar of dandelion jelly

I said dandelions are pesky, but I have never really thought so. I never understood the issue with them and people’s fight to wipe them out of their yards. They are pretty little yellow flowers! Plus the fight is pretty useless and it involves putting harmful chemicals on your lawn! Dandelion season does not last that long. I have plenty of dandelions for many dandelion recipes and am happy about that!

Redbud Jelly Recipe

Redbud trees bloom for a short time in the early spring. They are so noticeable and beautiful, the purple redbud flowers really stand out. I decided to try making the beautiful redbud petals into redbud flower jelly and it turned out great.

redbud petals and jelly
Redbud petals and jelly

Apple Blossom Jelly

Apple trees are so pretty when they are blossoming. I have five apple trees, so plenty of blossoms. The apple blossom jelly is delicious!

apple blossom jelly with apple blossoms
apple blossom jelly with apple blossoms

Lilac Jelly

Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers and I love my one lone lilac bush when it blooms every spring! It was one of the first things I planted when I moved here about 20 years ago and is still blooming strong! Not only are lilac bushes beautiful but the lilac blossoms have an awesome heady aroma. Enjoy the beautiful sweet lilac flower jelly with the slightly floral flavor.

lilac jelly recipe

Peony Jelly Recipe

Peonies are one of my favorite flowers. They are so beautiful and smell so good, plus they come in so many wonderful colors! Enjoy the beautiful sweet peony flower jelly with the slightly floral taste. My recipe made a beautiful pink peony jelly. Different varieties may make a different color of delicious jelly.

Peony jelly with a peony flower
Peony jelly with a peony flower

White Clover Jelly Recipe

This recipe for how to make white clover blossom jelly turned out to be my favorite edible flower recipe. First of all it is the easiest, without having to pull flower petals or separate from little stems, you just use the whole flower. Plus white clover blossoms are abundant for a long period of time and the clovers turned into a beautiful pink floral jelly and it is such a delicious jelly! There are different species of clovers including crimson clover blossoms, red clover and white clover. For this recipe I used white clover which is very abundant in the early spring and on into the summer. It is easy to pick several cups of white clover flowers to make this delicious jelly.

You would not think when you look out into your yard and see this seemingly plain white flower that it would turn into such a delicious beautiful jelly.

white clover jelly with clover flowers

Rose Petal Jelly

Roses are so beautiful, you just want them to last forever! It is fun to be able to use edible flowers like roses to make something beautiful and delicious, like this wonderful rose petal jelly from actual rose petals!

Rose Petal Jelly
Rose Petal Jelly

Red Clover Jelly

This red sweet clover blossom jelly recipe is an edible flower recipe that is delicious and sweet. It is easy to make like the white clover jelly without having to pull flower petals or separate from little stems and also, the red clover blossoms are abundant for a long period of time. The clovers turned into a beautiful pink floral jelly and it is such a delicious jelly! It is easy to pick several cups of clover blossoms to make this delicious jelly.

Red clover jelly

Daylily Jelly

This recipe for how to make daylily jelly is one of my favorite flower recipes. I love daylilies and have many different varieties in different areas of my yard. Daylilies are my favorite perennial plant because they are a very low-maintenance perennial.

It is fun to be able to use edible flowers like daylilies to make something beautiful and delicious, like this wonderful daylily jelly!

Daylily Jelly

Elderflower Jelly

This recipe for how to make elderflower jelly is an easy-to-make, delicious flower jelly.  It is fun to be able to use edible flowers like elderflower to make something beautiful and delicious, like this wonderful elderflower jelly!

I recently discovered three elderberry trees on my property in late spring. It was exciting because I had always heard of the health benefits of elderberry syrup and other products made from elderberries. The trees had beautiful cream-colored flowers and that is how I identified them.

Elderflower jelly with flowers
Elderflower Jelly

Orange Daylily Jelly

This recipe for how to make orange daylily jelly is a delicious, sweet and easy to make jelly, from wild orange daylilies that you see growing in ditches, fields and forests! I have the wild orange ditch lilies or tiger lilies growing in several areas of my yard. It is so prolific and great for certain areas that just need a simple low maintenance type flower which can grow in poor soil.

I decided I wanted to make jelly only with the orange daylilies. I was curious if the color would be different from the other daylily jelly I made, or if it would be orange, since I was just using orange daylilies. It turned out the same beautiful red color that my other daylily jelly turned out.

Orange daylily jelly

Violet Jelly

This recipe for how to make homemade violet jelly is a great edible flower jelly recipe. The jelly turns out to be a beautiful color and tastes so delicious, with a wonderful berry-like flavor.

All my flower jellies are made from flowers I find in my yard. I did not think I had violets, so was excited to find common wild violets in my yard while weed eating one day!

violet jelly

Honeysuckle Jelly

This recipe for how to make homemade honeysuckle jelly is a great edible flower jelly recipe. The jelly turns out to be a beautiful color and tastes so delicious, with a wonderful sweet floral-like flavor.

Honeysuckle is very prolific in the late spring and early summer. The honeysuckle blossoms are very delicate flowers and the scent of honeysuckle is so fragrant. I have wild honeysuckle growing in various places in my yard. Honeysuckle is considered invasive and does seem to pop up everywhere.

Jar of honeysuckle tea with flowers

Basic Steps to Make Edible Flower Jellies

  • Pick the flowers
  • Pull the petals off and tear them into pieces or use the whole flower depending on the flower
  • Add 4 cups boiling water to the petals/flowers
  • Add lemon juice
  • Place in refrigerator for 24 hours
  • Strain the petals from the liquid
  • Add liquid to the pot and bring to a boil
  • Next add the powdered pectin, bring to a boil for one minute, and stir continuously
  • Add 4 cups of sugar, stir to dissolve, and boil for 1 to 2 minutes
  • Ladle the jelly into canning jars and water bath can for 10 minutes

Detailed Steps to Make Edible Flower Jelly

Pick the fresh flowers. You will need 2 to 4 cups of petals, blossoms or flowers.

Daylily flowers in a bowl for daylily jelly recipe
Daylily flowers in a bowl

Place the petals, blossoms or floweres in a large bowl or quart mason jar. I pick enough to fill the jar to get maximum color and taste.

Jar of daylily petals
Jar of Daylily Petals

Pour four cups of boiling water over the petals or flowers using a canning funnel.

Boiling water added to daylily petals for daylily jelly recipe
Boiling water added to daylily petals

Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to the daylily water infusion. For best results, I think that adding the lemon juice at this stage brings out the color, which is demonstrated by the picture below. After adding the lemon juice the infusion immediately turned pink. Fresh lemon juice can be used or bottled lemon juice.

Daylily infusion turning pink after adding lemon juice for daylily jelly
Daylily infusion turning pink after adding lemon juice

After it cools to room temperature, place the daylily infusion in the refrigerator for 24 hours. The color got even deeper after the 24 hours.

Daylily infusion after 24 hours for daylily jelly
Daylily infusion after 24 hours

The next day, strain the petals from the tea using a fine mesh strainer, cheesecloth or coffee filter. You should have about 4 cups of liquid.

Straining petals from daylily infusion for daylily jelly recipe
Straining petals from daylily infusion

Add the tea to a large pot or medium saucepan and add a package of powdered pectin. Stir it to dissolve the pectin. Heat on medium-high heat and bring to a gentle boil.

Stirring in the pectin for daylily jelly
Stirring the pectin into the daylily tea

Add 4 cups of sugar slowly to the jelly mixture and stir to dissolve. Bring to a boil for 1 to 2 minutes.

Stirring sugar into daylily jelly mixture and bringing to a boil
Stirring sugar into daylily jelly mixture and bringing to a boil

Turn off the heat and ladle the hot jelly into the mason jars. I used 5 half pint jars.

Ladling daylily jelly into jars
Ladling daylily jelly into jars

Fill the jars to 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe jar rims with a damp cloth or wet paper towel and remove the air bubbles.

Jars of daylily jelly before canning
Jars of daylily jelly before canning

Add the filled jars to the water bath canner and process at a full rolling boil for 10 minutes. I use the Ball electric water bath canner and love it. Water bath canning is the method to use for canning the edible flower jellies. See my article for a beginners guide to canning to learn more about canning.

Daylily jelly jars in water bath canner
Daylily jelly jars in water bath canner

Remove the hot jars from the boiling water bath with a jar lifter and place them on a dish towel on the counter. Do not disturb for 24 hours. Note: Sometimes it takes at least a day or more for the jelly to completely set up. Most of the time they are not quite set when you remove them from the canner.

Enjoy!

Enjoy making beautiful sweet edible floral jellies with the wonderful sweet flavor!

It is so fun to make delicious floral jellies from different edible flowers, and so fun for kids also. The different jellies make great gifts!

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edible flower jellies

Edible Flower Jelly Recipe

Yield: 6 pints

Edible flower jellies are so fun to make and it is so surprising to learn all the different beautiful flowers that you can make sweet, delicious, beautiful jelly from!

Ingredients

  • 2 to 4 cups of flowers or petals
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 package powdered pectin
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 cups sugar

Instructions

  1. Pick the flowers or petals
  2. Add the flowers or petals to a quart jar or large bowl
  3. Add 4 cups boiling water to the petals
  4. Add the lemon juice
  5. Place in refrigerator for 24 hours
  6. Strain the petals/flowers from the liquid
  7. Add liquid to the pot and bring to a boil
  8. Next add powdered pectin, bring to a boil for one minute, and stir continuously
  9. Add 4 cups of sugar, stir to dissolve, and boil for 1 to 2 minutes
  10. Ladle the jelly into canning jars
  11. Wipe the rims and remove the air bubbles, add lids
  12. Water bath can and process for 10 minutes at a rolling boil
  13. Remove the jars and place them on a dishtowel on the counter
  14. Do not disturb for 24 hours

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