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🍚 Pectin


🍽 Serves ⏲ Total Time
2 cups 30 minutes

🧂 Ingredients

  • 🍏 2 lbs tart green apples
  • 💧 4 cups water
  • 🍋 1 Tbsp lemon juice

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 cheesecloth

📝 Instructions


Pectin is a natural fiber found in most plants. Fruits like apples and oranges are particularly high in pectin, with the highest concentrations in the skins, cores and seeds.

Step 1

In a saucepan, boil two pounds of tart green apples (slightly under-ripe apples work best) with four cups of water and one tablespoon of lemon juice for 30 minutes, then strain through cheesecloth

Step 2

Boil further to reduce the volume by half will result in an effective homemade liquid pectin.


See Equivalents & Substitutes for dry to liquid pectin conversion.

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