Wine Jellies

Honey-Orange Jelly


1 1/2 cups sauterne
2 teaspoons shredded orange peel
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons powdered fruit pectin (1/2 of a 1 3/4-ounce package)
3 cups honey


In a large saucepan or Dutch oven mix all ingredients except honey. Bring to a full rolling boil. Stir in honey; return to boiling. Boil 5 minutes , stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off foam with metal spoon. Place metal spoon ina hot, sterilized wine glass (to prevent glass from breaking.) Quickly pour hot jelly into glass to 1/8 inch from top. Remove spoon. Cover with hot paraffin. Repeat with 5 more glasses. After paraffin on glasses has hardened, top with Snowdrift Paraffin, if desired.

Makes 6 glasses.

Snowdrift Paraffin: After sealing jelly with 1/8 inch hot paraffin, melt 2 additional bars paraffin in top of double boiler over boiling water. Cool till paraffin becomes cloudy and starts to solidify. Quickly whip with electric mixer till foamy and slightly stiff. Work fast (if paraffin solidifies, remelt and start again). Spoon foamy paraffin over layer of hard paraffin. Cool till set.

Covers 6 glasses.

Wine Jelly


Measure 3 cups sugar and 2 cups wine (see suggestions in photo caption) into top of double boiler; mix well. Place over but not touching rapidly boiling water. Stir 3 to 4 minutes or till sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Immediately stir in 1/2 of a 6-ounce bottle liquid fruit pectin and mix well. Skim off foam, if necessary. Place a metal spoon in a hot, sterilized wine glass. Quickly pour hot jelly into glass to 1/8 inch from top. Remove spoon. Cover at once with 1/8 inch hot paraffin. Repeat with five more glasses. After paraffin has hardened, top with Snowdrift paraffin, if desired.

Makes 6 glasses.

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1 thought on “Wine Jellies

  1. iamsurly Post author

    This truly offends my finer sensibilities. Who would do this to good box wine? Further, who eats food covered in paraffin? These look like those candles in a wine glass that you buy in those cheap tourist shops in Napa.


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