Missouri Native Plant Recipes
Here is one I do every year around October, which is when persimmons are ripe, mushy and sweet.
Persimmon Pudding Baked
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Missouri Honeysuckle Jelly Recipe
24 hours, 4 minutes
Appetizer, Bread, Breakfast, Condiment, Dessert, Lunch, Snack
Child Friendly, Serve Cold, Serve Hot
This homemade honeysuckle jelly is awesome for toast, bagels, crackers, fruit and will satisfy your sweet tooth. Keeps for up to a month in the refrigerator.
4 cups Honeysuckle Blossoms (Pull of end green part if attached when picking blossoms - bitter)
4 cups Boiling Water
1 box Pectin (I used the box type)
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice (You can substitue Lemonade if you don't have lemons)
4-5 cups Sugar (Depending on taste 5 cups makes jelly very sweet)
Pick four (4) cups of Honeysuckle Blossoms, pulling off end green if attached and rinse gently
In a large bowl, pour four (4) cups of boiling water over the blossoms
Set covered blossoms in refrigerator overnight. You can keep blossoms refrigerated up to three (3) days.
Strain juice from blossoms into saucepan with tight mesh strainer or cheesecloth - Do not worry about color of juice if brown or green.
Add box/package of pectin and lemon juice and bring to hard boil for two (2) minutes
Now add five (5) cups of sugar and stir gently while bring to boil again for two (2) more minutes
Siphon off foam from mixture with spoon or small mesh strainer. Do not worry about the color, this will change.
Pour mixture into clean glass jars with tight fitting lids
Soak jars in a warm bath - Saucepan with warm water will do.
Refrigerate jars and allow a few hours for mixture to gel.
Enjoy on toast, bagels, crackers, fruit. Give away has gifts.