It is fun to be able to use edible flowers like daylilies to make something beautiful and delicious, like this wonderful daylily jelly! Plus daylilies are actually good for you and provide some health benefits!

The basic process for making  daylily jelly starts with picking the flowers. You need 2 to 4 cups of petals.

Remove the petals and tear them into smaller pieces. Place them in large bowl or quart mason jar

Add 4 cups of boiling water to the petals, then add 2 Tbsp of lemon juice

Put the daylily tea in the refrigerator for 24 hours

The next day, strain the petals from the tea

Add the tea to a large pot and stir in 1 package of powdered pectin. Bring to a boil

Stir in amount of  sugar in recipe, bring to a boil and let boil for 1 to 2 minutes

Ladle the jelly into jars using a canning funnel. The recipe makes 5 to 6 half pint jelly jars.

Fill the jars to 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe the rims and add the lids.

Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes

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