Soda Jelly

So, at this point I'm pretty much addicted to Throwback Pepsi. The mouth feel is just so different from the regular variety that I can't help but love it, & my daughter is the same way about Dr. Pepper. When I was making all of my Christmas gift jams & jellies, she mentioned how much she would love to get a Dr. Pepper flavored one & I set out to find out how to get that done.  Well, here's how...

8 oz. your favorite soda (do not use diet!)
3 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1 pouch (3 oz)  liquid pectin

  1. In your biggest pot over medium heat, combine soda, sugar and water. 
  2. Stir to dissolve sugar. 
  3. Bring slowly to a boil, stirring constantly. 
  4. Add the liquid pectin once a full boil is reached.
  5. Return to a boil, stirring constantly.
  6. Boil 30 seconds, still stirring constantly (set a timer on this one).
  7. Remove from heat & skim any foam.
  8. Ladle hot jelly into clean, hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch of headspace. 
  9. Place lids & rings on jars and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes. (Boiling water should cover the jars by 1 to 2 inches.)
  10. Remove from water bath, cover with a towel (to prevent drafts from causing breakage) & cool 24 hours.


Karen said...

Okay, that sounds just plain crazy and I'm going to have to give it a try!
I hope you'll come visit my site, The Executive Mom. Every Thursday we have an easy recipe linky and we'd love for you to come link your site up. (:

The Turnbulls said...

This is great...I think Dr. Pepper is an excellent choice as it has a very distinctive flavour. Cool post and excellent blog!