Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mountain Dew Jelly

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
Ingredients:
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.




4 comments:

  1. Thank you for the recipe. My husband is a Mountain Dew drinker, so I made this for his birthday. It was my very first jelly making experience and it turned out great.

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  2. I am so glad it turned out good for you. Hope hubby enjoys it.
    You can do this with other soft drinks as well.

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  3. Followed this recipe exactly and it turned out perfect! Thank you!

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  4. Thanks for this recipe, I have a friend who is obsessed with MtnDew, made a perfect birthday gift for her. =]

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