Making Dandelion Jelly

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This is so so good, and taste a lot like honey. 

Dandelion Jelly

  • 1 quart dandelion blossoms
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 package sure – jell
  • 5 1/2 cups sugar

Start by picking several dandelions. (You do not want to get from the roadsides or high traffic areas). This is where little helpers really are helpful. Baby goat decided she also needed to help Haha.



Cut the stems and collars try to get as much of the green off as you can. As you can see I still have a little green but a little will not hurt, a lot will make it bitter.

. You can use a knife on a cutting board or a pair of scissors, ( I like scissors the best, seems to go a lot faster.)

You will need 1 quart of blossoms. Raise well, I do this after I cut them if you do it before they are a little harder to cut as the flowers want to close up. 

Add to two quarts of water and bring to a boil let simmer for about ten minutes turn off heat,  let sit a couple hours you can even let it sit overnight.

 Strain ( don’t look at my strainer to close I have a new one but have no idea where it is lol ) Pour 3 cups of the liquid into a large pan.

Add 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 1 package of Sure -Jell or equivalent.

Stir well

Bring to a boil

Add 5 1/2 cups of sugar and stir well.

Bring to a boil and turn down to medium heat and let boil for 3 minutes stirring occasionally.

When done pour into sterilized jars, half pint, pint, or quarts.  Put on the lids and rings

Put into a water bath cover jars with hot water and boil for 10 minutes for 1/2 pints and pints, 15 minutes for quarts.

Take out and let cool.

See how pretty.

I doubled the recipe that is why it looks like a lot I got 13 half pints so a single batch will give you a little over 6 half pints.

14 Replies to “Making Dandelion Jelly”

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  2. Rosie (@GreenRosieLife)

    I make this although to a slightly different recipe without the Sure-Jell. Sometimes it refuses to set but I simply re-brand it dandelion syrup … and you are right, many people say it tastes like honey. #WasteLessWednesday

    1. Post author

      It is so good you won’t be disappointed.
      Have a great day

  3. Debbie Kitterman

    Connie – it’s good to have you back and linking up at #TuneInThursday – we are also neighbors over at #FridaysattheFireStation …. ok – so I have to tell you, I have never heard of dandelion jam before, nor would I have thought to make some… but your pictures and recipe make it look easy and tasty. Oh and my favorite – the little goat helping the kids. Perfect. Happy Mother’s Day weekend to you 🙂

    1. Post author

      Thanks, It is good to be back up and going again. Dandelion jam is so good and the little goat thinks she is a huge help lol. You also have a wonderful Mothers Day weekend.

  4. Jann Olson

    Wow! It looks delicious! Sounds super easy too. My fil had lots of dandelions in his yard, but my hubby just put weed and feed on them. darn! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. Bonnie

    I want to try making some. For some crazy reason, I don’t have any on my property, so I’m going to have to actually plant some. LOL

    Thank you for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop.

  6. Jann Olson

    Hi Connie, just hopping by to let you know that you will be featured at SYC this week.

  7. Kathleen - Bloggers Lifestyle

    Connie, this is totally new to me. It looks so clear and delicious. That is good advice not to pick them from near traffic areas.
    We love having you on the Blogger’s Pit Stop as a host and this recipe is a great post.