Blood Orange Prosecco Jelly

By • January 26, 2013 • 4 Comments



Author Notes: When blood oranges are in season, I’m always smitten by their marbled beauty and juicy tang. Though I’m happy to eat them plain, I have long wanted to make a jelly with their juice and this year thought Prosecco and crystallized ginger would be terrific additions. They definitely are!em-i-lis

Makes 1¼ pints

  • 3 cups freshly squeezed and strained blood orange juice (from about 4 lbs)
  • cup + 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
  • ½ cups Prosecco
  • 2 teaspoons crystallized ginger, diced
  • tablespoon powdered pectin
  1. Set your waterbath canner to boil and then prepare two half-pint and one quarter-pint jars and their lids.
  2. In the meantime, combine the blood orange juice and 1½ cups of sugar in a pot at least 4 quarts in size and set over high heat. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining tablespoon of sugar and the pectin. When the sugar has melted in the orange juice, stir in the Prosecco and diced ginger. Return to a boil, and then whisk in the sugar/pectin mixture. Return everything to a boil and when it has thickened some, is sheeting off the back of a wooden spoon, and hovering around 220°-221° (about twenty minutes, maybe a bit more), ladle into your prepared jars and apply the lids and bands. Process for ten minutes 10 minutes, and then store for up to a year in a cool, dark place.
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7 months ago golddeer

The flavors & color of this combo are amazing! I made a batch this weekend. Unfortunately it didn't set up well for me, but that's ok because it makes an amazing syrup for cocktails, dressings and drizzling.

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7 months ago em-i-lis

Emily is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Oh, I'm so happy you like it golddeer, though I am sorry about the set. You could sub one envelope of liquid pectin next time and see if that helps! Love your way of handling the situation though!! Cocktails sound fab!

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over 1 year ago Jennifer Ann

This looks divine!

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over 1 year ago em-i-lis

Emily is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Thank you so much!!