Add Some Sweetness to Your Day with This Tasty Jelly Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen, where I am thrilled to share with you my Paradise Jelly Recipe. This recipe is a unique blend of apples, quinces, and cranberries that results in a beautiful and delicious jelly that is sure to impress your guests.

As a chef, I believe that cooking is an art form, and this recipe is no exception. It takes time, patience, and attention to detail to create the perfect jelly. But trust me, the end result is well worth the effort.

Whether you’re an experienced cook or just starting out, this recipe is perfect for anyone who loves to experiment with different flavors and textures. So let’s get started, and I’ll guide you through every step of the process.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Paradise Jelly
Paradise Jelly

Are you ready to taste paradise in a jelly form? Look no further than this incredible Paradise Jelly recipe! This jelly is perfect for anyone who loves the combination of sweet and tart flavors.

First off, the ingredients used in this recipe are simply divine. You’ll need apples, quinces, and cranberries to make this jelly. These fruits come together to create a unique and irresistible flavor. The sweetness of the apples and quinces is balanced perfectly with the tartness of the cranberries.

But what really sets this jelly apart is how easy it is to make. The recipe calls for a 2:1:2 ratio of apples, quinces, and cranberries respectively, and 1 1/2 cups of sugar per 2 1/2 pounds of fruit. Simply remove the stems and blossom ends from the fruit, wash the cranberries, and cook everything together until it turns into a beautiful jelly.

And don’t worry if you don’t have all the exact ingredients on hand. You can easily substitute the fruits with whatever you have available. Try making an apple-cranberry paradise jelly or a quince jelly instead. You can even spice things up by making a paradise Hawaiian spicy pepper jelly.

The versatility of this recipe doesn’t end there. The jelly pairs perfectly with a variety of foods. Try it on toast or as a glaze for roasted meats. It’s also a great addition to a cheese board, especially when paired with goat milk or bee balm.

Finally, this jelly can be made ahead of time and stored in jars for later use. It also reheats well, so you can enjoy it whenever you please.

In short, this paradise jelly recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves delicious and easy-to-make recipes. The combination of fruits, the versatility of the recipe, and the ability to store and reheat the jelly make it an absolute winner. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

Ingredient List

 A spoonful of paradise in each bite!
A spoonful of paradise in each bite!

Before starting to make the Paradise Jelly, make sure you have all the necessary ingredients. Here’s a list of what you will need:


  • 2 1/2 pounds of apples, quinces, and cranberries (1:2 ratio of apples to quinces)
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water

Tips on Choosing the Ingredients:

  • Apples and Quinces: Choose firm apples and quinces, with no bruises or soft spots. You can use any variety of apple you like, but tart apples are recommended for making jelly. Quinces are a seasonal fruit, so you might not find them year-round. If you can’t find quinces, you can substitute them with more apples or pears.
  • Cranberries: When buying cranberries, look for firm and plump berries with a bright red color. Remove any stems or blossom ends and wash the cranberries well before using them in the recipe.
  • Sugar: Use regular granulated sugar for this recipe. Don’t reduce the amount of sugar, as it is essential for the jelly to set properly.
  • Water: Use tap water or filtered water, whichever you prefer.

Make sure you have all the ingredients measured and ready to go before starting the recipe.

The Recipe How-To

 Get ready to taste heaven with this jelly.
Get ready to taste heaven with this jelly.

Now, let’s dive into the fun part – making the Paradise Jelly!


  • 2 pounds of quinces
  • 1 ½ pounds of apples
  • 2 ½ pounds of cranberries
  • 6 cups of sugar


  1. Rinse the quinces, apples, and cranberries under cold water. Remove the stems and blossom ends from the fruits. Slice the quinces and apples thinly, and set them aside.
  2. Place the cranberries in a large pot and add enough water to cover them. Cook the cranberries over medium heat until they are soft and have burst open, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. Next, drain the cranberries and add them back to the pot. Add the sliced quinces and apples to the pot along with 6 cups of sugar. Stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Cook the fruit mixture over medium heat until it reaches a rolling boil. Once it’s boiling, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for about an hour. Stir occasionally.
  5. After an hour, test the jelly by placing a small amount on a cold spoon. If it sets, it’s ready. If not, let it simmer for another 10-15 minutes and test it again.
  6. Once the jelly is ready, remove the pot from the heat and skim off any foam that has formed.
  7. Ladle the hot jelly into jars, leaving about ¼ inch of space at the top. Wipe the rims of the jars clean with a damp cloth, and place the lids on the jars.
  8. Process the jars in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes. After processing, remove the jars and let them cool on a towel-lined surface for 24 hours.


  • If you want a smoother jelly, you can strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or jelly bag before ladling it into jars.
  • You can also experiment with different combinations of fruits. For example, you can make apple-cranberry paradise jelly by using only apples and cranberries in the recipe.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, try making a spicy pepper jelly by adding diced hot peppers to the mixture.
  • Paradise Jelly pairs well with goat cheese and crackers, or as a topping for vanilla ice cream.

Substitutions and Variations

 The colors of the tropics in a jar!
The colors of the tropics in a jar!

One of the best things about the Paradise Jelly Recipe is its versatility. You can easily swap out ingredients to create a whole new flavor profile. Here are some substitutions and variations to try:

– Apples and Quinces: Instead of using equal parts apples and quinces, try using all apples for a sweeter jelly or all quinces for a more tart jelly. You can also swap out the quinces for pears for a different twist.

– Cranberries: If you don’t have fresh cranberries on hand, you can use frozen cranberries. Just make sure to thaw them before cooking. You can also try using raspberries or blackberries instead for a different flavor.

– Paradise Jelly: If you don’t have access to paradise jelly, you can use any other fruit jelly you have on hand. Raspberry or blackberry jelly work well as substitutes.

– Spicy Pepper Jelly: If you like a little kick to your jelly, try adding a spicy element. You can add diced jalapeños or red pepper flakes to the jelly mixture while cooking for a spicy pepper jelly. For a more unique flavor, try using bee balm or other edible flowers.

– Coconut Paradise: For a tropical twist, try adding coconut to the jelly mixture. You can use coconut milk or shredded coconut for a coconut paradise jelly. This variation pairs well with goat milk or a slice of lime.

– Cube Slime: If you want to add a fun element to your jelly, try adding small cubes of fruit to the mixture before pouring it into jars. This creates a jelly cube effect that is sure to impress.

– Apple Juice: If you don’t have fresh apples on hand or want to simplify the recipe, you can use apple juice instead. Just make sure to use 100% pure apple juice with no added sugar.

– Fruit: Experiment with different combinations of fruit to create your own unique flavor profile. Try using a mixture of apples, quinces, and pears or cranberries and raspberries for a fruity paradise jelly.

Serving and Pairing

 A perfect summer treat that will transport you to a beach paradise.
A perfect summer treat that will transport you to a beach paradise.

This Paradise Jelly recipe is a perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch spread. Serve it alongside toast, crackers or scones for a sweet and tangy flavor explosion. You can also use it as a glaze for roasted meats or as a topping for your favorite cheesecake recipe.

For a delightful twist, pair the jelly with a creamy goat cheese or a sharp cheddar. The sweetness of the jelly pairs perfectly with the tanginess of the cheese. You can also try it with a slice of fresh apple or quince for an added crunch.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try dipping your favorite spicy pepper jelly into this Paradise Jelly for a tropical kick. Or, add a dollop of this coconut paradise jelly to your morning smoothie for a delicious boost of flavor.

No matter how you choose to serve it, this jelly is sure to add a touch of paradise to your meal.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A dessert that looks almost too pretty to eat.
A dessert that looks almost too pretty to eat.

One of the best things about Paradise Jelly is that it can be made ahead of time and stored for later use. After cooking, let the jelly cool down to room temperature, then place it in sterilized glass jars with lids. The jelly will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to six months.

When it comes time to serve, you can simply remove the jar from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature, or you can reheat it on the stove. To reheat, place the jar in a pot of hot water and heat it up gently. Avoid microwaving as it can cause the jelly to lose its texture and flavor.

If you plan on making a large batch, you can also freeze the jelly for up to a year. Just make sure to use freezer-safe containers and leave some headspace for the jelly to expand as it freezes.

To make your jelly even more versatile, consider trying out different variations like quince jelly, cranberry jelly, or apple jelly. You can also experiment with different fruit combinations like apple-cranberry paradise or quinces-cranberries. For an extra kick, try dipping your Paradise Jelly in Hawaiian spicy pepper jelly or serving it with a side of goat milk and bee balm.

Overall, Paradise Jelly is a versatile and delicious addition to any pantry. With a little bit of preparation and some creative experimentation, you can enjoy this coconut-based jelly in a variety of dishes and settings.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Sweet, tangy, and irresistibly delicious.
Sweet, tangy, and irresistibly delicious.

Cooking is an art, and making jelly is no exception. To ensure that your paradise jelly recipe turns out beautifully, there are a few tips to keep in mind.

First and foremost, it is essential to remove the stems and blossom ends from the cranberries before washing them. This will prevent any bitterness from seeping into the jelly. Additionally, be sure to cook the cranberries until they burst, which will release their juices and give the jelly a beautiful color.

When making paradise jelly, it is crucial to use fresh cranberries. Although it may be tempting to use frozen berries, they will not have the same pectin content as fresh berries, which can affect the set of the jelly. It is also important to note that the age of the pectin can affect the set of the jelly, so be sure to check the expiration date before using it.

To ensure that your jelly sets properly, use a 2:1 or 1:2 ratio of fruit to sugar. This will help to balance the sweetness and acidity of the jelly. Additionally, be sure to slice the apples and quinces thinly and cook them until they are tender before adding them to the jelly.

When filling jars with paradise jelly, it is best to use a ladle or a wide-mouth funnel to prevent spills. Be sure to leave a 1/4 inch of headspace at the top of the jar to allow for expansion during processing. Use new lids and clean jars to prevent any contamination, and process the jars in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Paradise jelly pairs well with a variety of foods, including goat milk cheese and crackers. For a unique twist, try dipping your paradise jelly in coconut or serving it alongside a spicy pepper jelly or bee balm jelly.

Finally, if you have any leftover jelly, store it in the refrigerator for up to three weeks. Alternatively, you can freeze the jelly for up to six months. To thaw the jelly, simply place it in the refrigerator overnight.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your paradise jelly turns out perfectly every time. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different fruits and flavor combinations to create your own unique twist on this classic recipe.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Paradise Jelly recipe is a must-try for anyone looking for a delicious and unique jelly recipe. With its combination of apples, quinces, and cranberries, this jelly is sure to impress anyone who tastes it. Plus, with the option for substitutions and variations, you can make this recipe your own and create your own flavor combinations.

But the benefits of this recipe go beyond just its delicious taste. It’s also a great way to use up any extra fruits you may have lying around, reducing food waste and saving you money. Plus, making your own jelly at home is a fun and rewarding experience that can be shared with family and friends.

So why not give this Paradise Jelly recipe a try? With its beautiful color and unique flavor, it’s sure to be a hit at any gathering or as a gift for your loved ones. And with our tips and recommendations, you can be sure to achieve perfect results every time. So get cooking, and enjoy the sweet taste of paradise!

Paradise Jelly Recipe

Ruby-red and sweetly delicious. The nutritional information is skewed because the amount of sugar depends on how much fruit liquid is rendered. From the New England chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947. While this recipe is written in an old-fashioned way, it is perfectly safe if processed using modern methods. If you are unfamiliar with these techniques, please go to for the current information.

  • 4 quarts apples or 4 quarts crabapples
  • 12 quinces
  • 2 quarts cranberries
  • sugar
  1. Wash fruit and remove stems and blossom ends from apples and quinces.
  2. Cut in quarters, Cover with cold water and cook until tender.
  3. Wash cranberries and cook in 1 quart water until tender.
  4. Pour cooked fruit into a jelly bag and let drain into a bowl overnight.
  5. Discard pulp, measure liquid and add an equal amount of sugar, cup for cup, and boil until the jelly sheets off the spoon (about ten minutes).
  6. Skim, pour into sterilized jelly glasses and seal.
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