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Old January 3, 2019   #1
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Maypop Jelly

The jelly was great, sort of reminds me of apricot/marmalade type flavor, sort of a citric taste. Mine came out a tad thin like honey but I decided to leave it be. I love it in my tea and on toast with butter or cream cheese. I guess it would be pretty good on a hot roll with butter like you would use honey.



MayPops Jelly
  • 4 cups ripe maypops, sliced (I just used whatever I had, way more than 4 cups)
  • 1.875 cups water (2 cups light)
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1 package pectin that is 1.75 oz


Combine the Maypops and water in a 3 quart saucepan and boil gently for 5 minutes. Strain through a colander pressing to extract as much juice as you can. Toss the skins and seeds (throw away.)


Combine the liquid and sugar and bring to a full rolling boil. Add the pectin and again bring to a full boil.
Check temperature 220°F with a candy Thermometer.


Remove from heat, pour into hot sterilized jars 1/4" headspace, top with hot lids and seal.


Makes 5 pints.
Folks that made tis recipe stated that this came out a tad loose at 1/2 package but a full package it was too thick.


Mine came out too thin, like honey,but I went heavy on the water 2.125 cups, I will try it next time a little shy of two cups.











  • Collected Maypops and tossed in the freezer as they became ripe.



  • Removed from freezer and rinsed.



  • Snipped ends off with scissors and cut in pieces.



  • Simmered for 6 minutes or so, strained through a colander then a fine strainer




  • Strained juices in a pot and added sugar




  • Brought to a rolling boil.


  • Added pectin, brought to a rolling boil.






  • Canned






  • Next day test


  • Adding to my Chia Latte



  • Breakfast is served
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Old January 6, 2019   #2
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Nice pictures. Thanks for posting. What type of Maypop do u have? I grow Passiflora Edulis Flavicarpa. They bloom and produce fruit all year long here in south Florida. I have plenty of fresh seeds if anyone is interested. They grow so much faster when the seeds are fresh.

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Passiflora Incarnata.
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The Wikipedia article on this fruit is puzzling. Use as a jelly or don't operate heavy machinery with it?


"Possible interactions with following medications:[13][16]
P. incarnata may increase main effects or side effects of medications listed above.[16]
For oral consumption, pregnant or breastfeeding women should use caution and seek medical advice before orally consuming P. incarnata. The effects of oral ingestion of the plant compounds on reproduction or on unborn child have not been tested. The oral consumption of this plant may prejudice the ability to drive and use machinery...[13][14]
In cooking, the fruit of passionflower may be used for jam and jellies..."
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I didn't know there was Maypop jelly. But then again, add sugar to almost anything edible...


I have a mayhaw tree that I'm waiting on to produce fruit. Then, if it does produce, I'll be making jelly. Well, learning to make jelly, as I've never done so.



The tree survived 20 below last winter, so it's hardier than expected.
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It's delicious, Tormato!
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It's delicious, Tormato!


Maypop jelly, or Mayhaw jelly?
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Maypop jelly... I have no experience with mayhaw jelly. Sorry, I wasn't clear.
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Are Maypops the same as May Apples ?? They look similar.

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No, they are totally different.
The Maypop leaves can be used for tea also.
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I would like to know what that jelly tastes like.

(No disrespect) My mother first introduced me to Maypop. I was a young adult when she told me that she wouldn't chance a long trip in her car. She went on to tell me she had Maypop tires. I replied, "I've never heard of that brand." Then she said they were tires that may pop at any time... I know that sounds like a bad joke, but every word is true.

Maypop berries search: https://www.google.com/search?source...30.2Vpubx5Dplo
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I would like to know what that jelly tastes like.

(No disrespect) My mother first introduced me to Maypop. I was a young adult when she told me that she wouldn't chance a long trip in her car. She went on to tell me she had Maypop tires. I replied, "I've never heard of that brand." Then she said they were tires that may pop at any time... I know that sounds like a bad joke, but every word is true.

Maypop berries search: https://www.google.com/search?source...30.2Vpubx5Dplo



The best way I can describe it is, it has a slight citrus taste, sort of reminds me of a marmalade or apricot type jelly.


Its very sweet and serving with cream cheese cuts the sweetness a tad It really shines in tea as a sweetener, well at least this batch I made does.
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