Beet Jelly

Submitted by Jeanine Harbison, Illinois Electric Cooperative
Servings 12 jelly jars
Calories 86kcal


  • 6 large beets
  • 6 cups reserved water
  • 2 boxes Sure-Jell
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 8 cups sugar
  • 2 6- ounce boxes Jell-O your flavor(s) of choice


  • Trim off greens from beets and scrub until clean. Place in a large pot, cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from water and save for another recipe, like pickled beets. Strain 6 cups of water through a coffee filter and place in a pot. Add Sure-Jell, lemon juice, sugar and Jell-O. Bring to a boil and cook for 6 minutes. Set aside a few minutes and skim off foam. Put in jelly jars, allow to set in refrigerator and store in the freezer.


Nutrition information (per tablespoon): 86 calories; 0g fat; 2mg salt; 22.9g carbohydrates; 0g protein.