|2 cups||30 minutes|
- 2 lbs tart green apples
- 4 cups water
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 saucepan
- 1 cheesecloth
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.
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
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.