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Orange-Thyme Jellywith Vanilla

Orange-Thyme Jelly - Orange-Thyme Jelly - A fruity taste experience and a sunny start to the day
Orange-Thyme Jelly - A fruity taste experience and a sunny start to the day


Calories:18 kcal
Preparation:35 min
Ready in:35 min
1 serving contains (Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calories18 kcal(1%)
Protein0 g(0%)
Fat0 g(0%)
Carbohydrates4 g(2%)
Added Sugar4 g(4%)
Roughage0 g(0%)

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4 ⅖ poundsjuicy Oranges
1Vanilla beans
1 poundJam sugar (2:1)
5 sprigsThyme

Kitchen Utensils

3 canning jars, 2 Kitchen towels, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Pot, 1 Silicone spoon, 1 Plate, 1 Ladle, 1 Slotted spoon


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1 Rinse screw-top jars (each 400 ml) (each approximately 1 3/4 cups) and lids in a pot of boiling water and allow to dry upside down on a clean kitchen towel.
2 Squeeze juice from the oranges and measure out 1200 ml (approximately 5 cups) juice.
3 Pass the measured juice through a fine sieve into a pot.
4 Halve the vanilla bean lengthwise, scrape out the seeds and add seeds to the pot along with the jam sugar.
5 Rinse thyme, shake dry and add to the pot along with the vanilla pod. Bring to a boil and cook over high heat, stirring constantly, 5-7 minutes, skimming off foam from surface. 
6 Test setting point by placing a few drops of hot liquid on a small plate. If the liquid begins to set after a few seconds it can be jarred. Otherwise, continut to cook for another 1-2 minutes and repeat the test. 
7 Remove the vanilla pod and thyme. Pour the hot mixture through a funnel into the prepared jars. Seal immediately, then turn upside down and let rest on a damp cloth for 5 minutes before turning right side up and letting cool completely. Tip: To preserve the jelly for longer, you will need to process the jars according to manufacturer's instructions, or visit


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