American Beautyberry Jelly: It's not a recipe, but...

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American Beautyberry Jelly

By greene
November 28, 2013

Jelly can be made using Callicarpa Americana - American Beautyberry. It's all-American and easier than apple pie.

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Nov 30, 2013 4:31 PM CST
Thank you to everyone who enjoyed my little idea about the American Beautyberry Jelly.

It wasn't so much a recipe as a recipe for potential disaster, but to those who asked I used 4 1/2 cups of sugar to 3 cups of juice, the juice of one lemon (which I did not actually measure), one box of powdered Sure-Jell and less than 1/2 pat of butter. Please consult an actual recipe if you attempt this.

I gather the berries in the wild and from one neighbor's yard with permission, some time after they are ripe and before the mockingbirds eat them all. I only take my share and leave some for the birds.

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"

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