Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fireweed Jelly Recipe

Fireweed Jelly

4-5 cups fireweed flowers
4 cups water
2 packages powder pectin
2 1/2 TBSP lemon juice
4 cups sugar

Boil flowers for five minutes in water(it will be brown). Strain. Add pectin and lemon juice to 3 3/4 cups fireweed juice. Boil 1 minute. Add sugar. Boil 1 minute more. Place in jars and process in a hot water bath for 15 minutes.

I have been researching the nutritional value of fireweed and in its raw state it is pretty great stuff. Not so sure what remains after the boil though. No matter, this was for fun and learning.


  1. Thank you for posting this Melissa!!! I'm going to have to try this!

  2. It was great fun Melissa! Since you have so much fireweed "juice" left, I think I'll invite myself down again sometime soon to make some more. ;-)

  3. Yes Angela, I threw it into the fridge yesterday but I am going to freeze the juice today so I will let you know when I have another jelly day. Probably next week.

  4. Wow I have never heard of this. Enjoy all your jelly! I do plan to post a how to dry herbs post next week for you. [o= Life is busy but good.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))!