With a hint of apple and cinnamon, this jelly spreads cheer from breads to bagels to muffins. Its rosy pink color looks lovely blushing through the food jars I save and decorate with fabric-covered lids.

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10 mins
5 mins
15 mins
48 servings


Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • In a large kettle, combine apple juice, candies and pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar; return to a full rolling boil. Boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; skim off any foam and undissolved candies. Pour hot liquid into hot jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Adjust caps. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling-water bath.


Nutrition Facts

91 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 23.3g; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 1.5mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (99)

Rating: 5 stars
The jelly in the jars looks absolutely amazing. I made my apple juice from fresh apples and the resulting jelly is fantastic. So I can absolutely brag on this one. I made no alterations on this recipe. I did however use my remaining apple pulp to make All Day Apple Butter submitted by Terri. I yielded 8 half pint jars and also 11 half pints of Apple Butter for only 5 1/2 lbs. of apples. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great recipe!! I used sugar free cinnamon candies and splenda and it turned out very well. Thank you for the recipe Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This jelly was a big hit at the craft bazaar I participated in. It really is a pretty color. I made a cloth circle out of a Christmas print and tied it onto the top of the jar with a green ribbon, and tied a candy cane to the side. The taste is really good, but it did take a couple of days for the jelly to set up. Not sure what I did wrong there. It has a nice but mild cinnamon cany taste, which was stronger, I thought, when I first made it, and seemed milder a couple of weeks later when I tried it again. I plan on making some more on my days off, as I gave some for gifts, and people want more! I would have to say it was a hit. But I am going to try adding a little more red hots this time, as I would like a more intense cinnamon flavor. Another suggestion, if you can't find Red Hot candies, which I did at Walmart, maybe you could use the round red cinnamon flavored candies. Should work. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I got 7 8oz jars out of this. It is a beautiful rosy red color. It tastes like baked apples, which I love. Nice recipe. Very easy. These will be included in the gift baskets I'm making. Thank you for the post. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was really tasty. I put the candy through the food processor until it was a powdery consistency. I'm not even a fan of apples and cinnamon but this jelly tasted really good. Was able to make 7 jelly jars. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very quick, easy and BEAUTIFUL jelly recipe. The color is very Christmas. The jelly is very sweet but tastes great on hearty wheat toast. Hubby likes it spread in Triscuits! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great recipe! Set wonderfully! Perfect amount of red hots! The only thing I changed was that I used apple cider. Jelly still had that beautiful "see through" color because I skimmed the top layer. Definitely going in to my christmas baskets this year! Thank You! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
What a great jelly recipe! So easy and great flavor. It did take about a full day to set up. I followed the recipe and would not change a thing. Found the red hots at walmart. I got 6 of the 8 oz jelly jars. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I have been making this jelly for yesrs as gifts to friends, teachers, and family members. Everyone loves it and asks for it each year! its a wonderful recipe with a special holiday taste!! Read More