White Clover in my Yard

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.

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

Add 4 cups of boiling water to the clover flowers. This will infuse the flowers and make white clover infusion. It was interesting that when I added the water, the infused water was greenish.

Add 2 Tablespoons of lemon juice to the white clover tea. After adding the lemon juice, the tea turned clear.

But then after a while it turned pink.

After the tea cools put it in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Then the next day, strain the flowers from the tea using a fine mesh sieve, cheese cloth or coffee filter.

Next add the white 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.

Add the amount of sugar included in the recipe slowly to the white clover jelly mixture and stir to dissolve. Bring to a full rolling boil and let boil for 1 to 2 minutes.

Skim off any foam.

Turn off the heat and ladle the hot jelly into the canning jars. I used 5 half pint jars and 1 4-oz jar. These sizes are often referred to as jelly jars.

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

Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes at a rolling boil