Today’s Best Recipe is Easy Sangria Jelly.
This Sangria jelly is just like drinking a sangria–only it’s spreadable.
It’s the sweet and spicy taste of sangria with every bite no matter how you spread it or serve it.
This is a Sangria jelly that is quick and easy to make and is always appreciated as a gift.
This is a soft jelly.
You don’t have to wait for the fruit to be in season…wine is always in season; right?!
Some people like to drink a bottle of wine, some prefer to make jelly with it, and still, there are those of us who like the benefits of sipping the wine while making the jelly.
Dust off the cutting board and make an amazing cheese board with a side of this Sangria Jelly.
How to Make a Cheese Board:
Start with a large cutting board or serving platter.
You’ll want a variety of cured meats such as salami, prosciutto, and pepperoni
Next, choose your selection of soft and hard cheeses.
Select a variety of cheese milk types and colors to bring the flavor.
Some cheese choices include Brie, Gouda, Havarti, Monterrey Jack, Mozzarella, Provolone, Blue Cheese, and gourmet cheeses.
Add Olives, colorful antipasto, and things such as artichoke hearts, pickled onions, and vegetables.
Dried fruit such as grapes, berries, bananas, and apricots are a great addition.
Add some texture with nuts such as Brazilian, pistachios, pignoli, almonds, macadamia, and hazelnuts.
Use small containers for mustards and jellies, such as this Sangria Jam.
Finally, add finishing touches with pieces of bread and crackers to spread and top with the board’s selections.
What is Sangria?
Sangria is one of the most popular drinks in Spanish cuisine.
Sangria means “bloodletting” in Spanish.
Traditionally, Sangria is a punch that uses a base of red wine, with chopped fruit and other ingredients added in for additional flavor.
It’s fruity, spicy and just the right amount of sweet.
Like traditional Sangria, this Sangria Jelly is fruity and spicy, though maybe a little sweeter than the traditional beverage.
It’s a unique and tasty spread that’s easy to make and sure to be enjoyed.
I love this Sangria Jelly on crackers with cream cheese.
It makes amazing peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
It’s delightful in thumbprint cookies. Really, I could just eat it by the spoon out of the jar!
You can learn all about the history of sangria on vinepair.com, or just start making the jelly!
It’s up to you!
Sangria Jelly Recipe
Sangria Jelly Recipe Ingredients:
3 1/2 cups sangria
1/2 cup lemon juice (or try orange juice)
1 box Sure-Jell (it’s pectin–not gelatin)
4 1/2 cups granulated sugar*
1 cinnamon stick, optional
Sangria Jelly Recipe Directions
Combine wine, lemon juice, cinnamon stick, if using, and pectin in a large saucepan.
Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
Add sugar, stirring until dissolved.
Return to a rolling boil.
Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat.
Skim foam off the top, if necessary.
Ladle hot jelly into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch head-space.
Tighten 2 piece lids. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling water bath.
- 3 1/2 cups sangria
- 1/2 cup lemon juice (or try orange juice)
- 1 box Sure-Jell (it’s pectin–not gelatin)
- 4 1/2 cups granulated sugar*
- Combine wine, lemon juice, cinnamon stick, if using, and pectin in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Return to a rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam off the top, if necessary.1 cinnamon stick, optional
- Combine wine, lemon juice, cinnamon stick, if using, and pectin in a large saucepan.
- Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
- Add sugar, stirring until dissolved.
- Return to a rolling boil.
- Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat.
- Skim foam off the top, if necessary.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 128 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g
Nutritional Information may not be accurate.