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Dandelion recipes


Jelly made from dandelions is similar in taste to spring honey. 

1 qt. dandelion blossoms

2 qt. water

2 Tbs. lemon juice

1 pkg. (1¾-oz.) powdered fruit pectin

5½ c. sugar

Pick the dandelion blossoms and rinse thoroughly. Snip off stems and green collar. Boil petals in 2 quarts water for 3 minutes. Cool and strain, pressing petals with fingers to extract juice. Measure out 3 c. dandelion liquid. Add lemon juice and powdered fruit pectin. Bring mixture to a boil (large jelly kettles work best for this). Add sugar, stirring to mix well. Continue stirring and boil mixture for 2½ minutes. Pour into small glasses and cover with paraffin when jelly is cool.



1-1½ gal. tender dandelion greens

1½ qt. water

1 smoked ham bone

Salt and pepper

Gather greens (crown and buds may be included if desired). Wash greens. Drain. Refrigerate if not using immediately.

Simmer ham bone in water for 1 hour or until mea...

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