I've been saving apple peels for the last couple of weeks.
I followed the instructions to make Pectin. I was planning to can it, but I'm still not sure about the conversion rate between homemade liquid pectin and commercially produced powdered pectin. So I wasn't really sure if it made more sense to can in pint-sized jars or half-pint jars. So I decided to make Apple Jelly instead.
The 4 pounds of apple peels turned into 10.5 cups of salmon-colored pectin.
I added 7 cups of honey which is a little less than the recipe called for. Then I boiled the mixture for nearly 3 hours and it was still very runny.
So I gave up and canned 9 1/2 pints of Apple Syrup. I think it's a beautiful color and it's quite tasty.
Earlier in the day, I also made 5 pints of Applesauce using a different recipe than last time. So Hubba has to decide which sauce recipe he likes better. ;-)
I have plenty of apples left, so I should have the opportunity to try pectin or jelly again.