Here is a simple recipe to make violet OR Dandelion jelly.
Makes 5 half pint jars.
2 cups of boiling water.
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 cups of sugar (I prefer Morena Pure Cane Sugar. It has an amazing flavor all its own and it is much better for you.)
1 package of liquid pectin (I prefer Liquid pectin. It does cost a bit more, but the consistency is always perfect! Totally worth it!)
5 half pint jars and lids sterilized.
Collect 2 heaping cups of flowers. Rinse gently.
Place the flowers in a large mason jar.
Pour 2 cups of boiling water over the flowers.
Place lid on jar loosely. Let sit for a minimum of 4 hours or over night.
Strain the water from the flowers. You can use a mesh filter or cheese cloth. The product is called an infusion. I strain the infused water directly into the 2 quart pot that I make my jellies in.
Bring the infusion to a boil.
Add 4 cups of sugar. Stir occasionally.
Add Lemon juice. (This will cause the color or violet infusion to change purple!)
Bring to a boil.
Add liquid Pectin. Stir frequently.
Bring to a rolling boil. Stir while boiling for 5 minutes scooping off any foam in the process.
Pour jelly into prepared jars. Attach lids and bands tightly.
Water bath can the jars for 10 minutes.
It takes about an hour for the jelly to set.