Dandelion Jelly is often compared to the taste of honey. It's sweet, mild, lemony, and has wonderful floral notes.

This Dandelion Jelly Recipe is so delicious and the gorgeous golden jelly makes a wonderful gift.


dandelion blossoms lemon juice & zest orange slice pectin sugar

Yellow Flower

Snip off the stem and green petals of the blossoms at the base. You only want to use the yellow petals.

Pour 3-½ cups of cold water into a large pot and add petals, orange slice, and lemon zest.

Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes; remove from heat.

Yellow Flower

Pour it into a 1-quart mason jar and steep the tea for a few hours or  overnight.

Pour the tea back into a large saucepan and add lemon juice, pectin, and sugar, as you whisk.

Once the mixture comes to a rolling boil, boil for 2 minutes.


Skim foam, if necessary, then ladle the dandelion jelly into sterilized jars, leaving ¼" headspace.

Yellow Flower

Wipe the rims of the jars with a damp paper towel and hand-tighten the lids.

Add filled canning jars to the canner. Make sure the water level is at least a few inches over the jars.

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