Recipe for How to Make Homemade Violet Jelly

violet jelly recipe

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.

Making edible flower jellies is so fun and satisfying to produce something so tasty and beautiful just from picking flowers or blossoms from your yard. Making the jellies is a great kid activity. Plus the beautiful sweet jellies make a great gift!

My other edible flower jelly recipes are here.

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!

violets in my yard to make violet jelly

Basic Steps to Make Violet Jelly

  • Pick the flowers, about 2 to 4 cups.
  • Add 4 cups boiling water to the flowers
  • Add lemon juice
  • Place in refrigerator for 24 hours
  • Strain the flowers 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 Instructions for Making Violet Jelly

Pick the violets, you need about 2 to 4 cups of flowers.

violets picked to make violet jelly

Place the fresh flowers in a large bowl or quart mason jar.

violets added to jar to make violet jelly

Pour four cups of boiling water over the flowers.

Added boiling water to violets to make violet jelly

Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to the violet 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 violet infusion immediately turned purple. Fresh lemon juice can be used or bottled lemon juice.

added lemon juice to the violets and  water to make violet jelly.

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

violet tea after infusing for 24 hours for violet jelly

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 the violet liquid.

straining violet tea from the violets to make violet jelly

Add the violet tea to a large pot or medium saucepan and and heat to bring to a boil. Then, add a package of powdered pectin. Stir it to dissolve the pectin. Heat on medium-high heat and bring to a boil for one minute, and stir continuously.

Adding pectin and sugar to violet jelly

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

Turn off the heat and ladle jelly into the canning jars. I used 6 half pint jars or commonly called jelly jars.

ladling violet 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.

6 half pint jars of violet jelly

Add the mason jars to the hot water bath and process at a hard boil for 10 minutes. I use the Ball electric water bath canner and love it.

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.

6 jars of violet jelly

Enjoy!

Enjoy the beautiful sweet violet jelly with the flavor of berries. This homemade jelly made from this basic recipe would be so delicious with vanilla ice cream!

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! My recipe made a beautiful violet jelly.

jar of violet jelly

See my website at www.HawkPointHomestead.com for more flower jellies including my dandelion jelly reciperedbud jelly recipelilac jelly recipepeony jelly red clover jelly and apple blossom recipe. I recently added my rose jelly made from rose petals. I plan to add more floral jellies next year including forsythia, lavender and bee balm jelly.

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violet jelly

Violet Jelly Recipe

Yield: 6 half pints
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

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.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Pick the violet flowers
  2. Add the flowers to a large bowl or quart mason jar
  3. Add 4 cups boiling water to the flowers
  4. Add the lemon juice
  5. Place in refrigerator for 24 hours
  6. Strain the 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

Notes

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.

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