FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Georgia apple season in here! This means it’s time to make canned apples and make apple jellies and preserves. According to Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension, creating a delicious apple dish is a project the entire family will love.
To create your apple “masterpiece”, you must have the proper ratio of fruit, pectin (assists in gel creation), acid (needed for gel formation and flavor) and sugar (serves as the preservative for the product) or successful jellied products. Fruit low in acid or pectin may need additional acid or pectin added to ensure a proper gel formation.
According to Chester, the most common questions regarding how jellies, jams, fruit preserves, and fruit butters made have equally common responses:
Jelly is usually made by cooking fruit juice with sugar.