My grandkids and I decided we would try making the "Famous" Mountain Dew Jelly. This is not the type of jelly I usually do, but thought it would be fun and a way to spend some time with my grand children, Tucker and Taylor.
This recipe will yield 6 half pint jars of jelly
3 1/2 cups of mountain dew
2 tbsp lemon juice
4 1/2 cups of sugar
1 box regular pectin
1 pat of butter
Measure your sugar in a bowl and set aside. Mix your pectin with 1/4 cup of the sugar that you have measured out. (Don't use extra sugar to mix with the pectin).
Combine mountain dew and lemon juice in a 6 to 8 quart stainless steele pot. Bring to a boil and boil gently for 3 minutes. Let cool slightly.
Add pat of butter and the pectin/sugar mixture to the pot and bring back to a boil that can't be stirred down.
Add your sugar all at once. Return to a boil that can't be stirred down and boil for exactly one minute.
Remove from heat and skim foam if needed.
Ladle jelly into hot, steralized jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
Wipe the rims of the jars with a clean paper towel dipped in vinegar to ensure a good seal.
Put on lids and rings. Tighten down finger tight.
Place in boiling water bath and process for 10 minutes. Remove lid and let sit for 5 more minutes.
Place on counter to cool for 24 hours.
Label and Store in a cool, dark place.