Dandelion Jelly

Jelly made from dandelions is similar in taste to spring honey. Try making some of your own with this recipe!


1 quart dandelion blossoms
2 quarts water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 package (1 3/4 oz) powdered fruit pectin
5 1/2 cups sugar


Pick the dandelion blossoms and rinse thoroughly. Snip stem and green collar.

Boil petals in 2 quarts water for 3 minutes. Cool and strain, pressing petals with fingers to extract juice.

Measure out 3 cups of dandelion liquid. Add lemon juice and powdered fruit pectin. Bring mixture to a boil (large jelly kettles work best for this).

Add sugar, stirring to mix well. Continue stirring and boil mixture for 2 ½ minutes.

Pour into small glasses and cover with paraffin when jelly is cool. Enjoy!

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I get my yard mowed tomorrow

I get my yard mowed tomorrow and wanted to harvest the dandelions before then. Plan on using them any way I can, love greens anyway. Thanks for the info. DH

I was looking for a recipe to

I was looking for a recipe to use up the dandelions in my yard. I had a lot this year and thought I would try something new. I'd heard of dandelion wine, but needed something that would take less time to make.

This fit the bill very nicely. I made the 3-cup batch as the recipe states, but there is quite a bit more liquid left over, so I decided to make more jelly with the remainder. I ended up with around 6 pints when I was all finished. Not bad for only 1 qt of flowers.

I used liquid pectin on the second batch and I think I prefer the powdered form for making this jelly.

I also used the boiling method of sealing the containers. I did not use the paraffin seal on either batch. I placed the jars back into the boiling water after sealing to make sure the outside of the jars were sterilized. This also seemed to make the jelly very clear (still yellow). I think all the air bubbles floated to the top after being heated in this way.

I hope others get enjoyment out of this recipe. And thank you for posting it!

Wonderful recipe. Jelly

Wonderful recipe. Jelly tastes just like honey!
Is there anything else you can do with the left over liquid (besides make more jelly)?

You can use the leftover

You can use the leftover dandelion liquid as a face wash or as a final rinse after shampooing your hair.