Red Sweet Clover Blossom Jelly Recipe

red sweet clover blossom jelly with flowers

This red sweet clover blossom jelly recipe is an edible flower recipe that is delicious and sweet.

 It is one of my new favorite edible flower recipes. First of all it is the easy, without having to pull flower petals or separate from little stems. Plus red 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. I recently made jelly from white clover blossoms and loved it. For this recipe I used red clover which is also very abundant in the early spring and on into the summer. It is easy to pick several cups of clover blossoms to make this delicious jelly. See my list of other flower jelly recipes at the end of this article.

Red clover flowers in my yard used for red sweet clover blossom jelly recipe
Red clover flowers in my yard

Basic Steps for Making Red Clover Jelly

  • Pick the red clover flowers
  • Remove the stems from the flowers
  • 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

Health Benefits of Red Clover

Red clover plant (Trifolium pratense) has many possible health benefits. This article from Healthline discusses many of the benefits.

Detailed Steps for Making Red Sweet Clover Blossom Jelly

The basic process starts with picking the white clover flowers. Pick 2 to 4 cups of fresh clover flowers. Remove the stems from the flowers.

Red clover blossoms for making red sweet clover blossom jelly recipe
Red Clover Blossoms

Place the flowers in a large bowl or quart mason jar. It helps to use the canning funnel.

Red clover blossoms added to mason jar for red clover blossom jelly recipe
Red clovers added to mason jar

Add 4 cups of boiling water to the clover flowers. This will infuse the flowers and make red clover infusion. Add 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice to the red clover tea. I find I get the best results when I add the lemon juice to the tea right after the water is added. After the tea cools to room temperature put it in the refrigerator for 24 hours. 

Red clover infusion for red sweet clover blossom jelly recipe
Red clover infusion after 24 hours

Then the next day, strain the flowers from the tea using a fine mesh sieve, cheese cloth or coffee filter.

Straining red clover flowers to make red sweet clover blossom jelly recipe
Straining red clover flowers from the liquid

Next add the red clover tea to a large pot or saucepan and add a package of powdered pectin. Stir it to dissolve the pectin. Heat on high heat and bring to a full boil.

Stirring the red clover jelly and the powdered pectin to make red sweet clover blossom jelly recipe
Stirring the red clover jelly and pectin

Add 4 cups of sugar slowly to the red clover jelly mixture and stir to dissolve. Bring to a full rolling boil and let boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off the heat and ladle the hot jelly into the canning jars. I used 5 half pint jars. These sizes are often referred to as jelly jars.

Ladling the red clover jelly into jars
Ladling the red clover jelly into jars

Wipe the rims with a wet paper towel and remove the air bubbles. Add the lids and then place the hot jars in the water bath canner using a jar lifter. Process at a full roiling boil for 10 minutes. I use the Ball electric water bath canner and love it.

Red clover jelly jars in the water bath canner
Jars of red clover jelly in the water bath canner

Remove the hot mason jars from the hot water 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.

jars of red clover jelly
Jars of red clover jelly

Enjoy!

Enjoy the beautiful sweet red clover blossom jelly with the slightly floral taste. It is so fun to make delicious floral jellies from different edible flowers, and so fun for kids also. The different jellies with different floral flavors and beautiful colors make great gifts!

See my website at www.HawkPointHomestead.com for more flower jellies including my dandelion jelly reciperedbud jelly recipelilac jelly recipe peony jelly, white clover jelly and apple blossom recipe. Also for my canning recipes and other favorite great recipes, plus posts about other homestead-type activities, such as gardening and raising chickens.

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red sweet clover blossom jelly with flowers

Red Sweet Clover Blossom Jelly Recipe

Yield: 5 to 6 half-pint jars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This red sweet clover blossom jelly recipe is an edible flower recipe that is delicious and sweet, but also with the health benefits of red clover!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Pick the red clover flowers
  2. Remove the stems from the flowers
  3. Add 4 cups boiling water to the flowers
  4. Add the lemon juice to the tea
  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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