Strawberry Lemonade Jelly

Strawberry Lemonade Jelly
Makes 1 pint

2 large lemons
1 cup fresh diced strawberries, about 8 large berries (unsweetened, frozen ok)
2-3T lemon juice
Stevia to taste*
2 packs plain unflavored gelatin**
1-1/4 cups water

This is a simple but so tasty recipe.
Zest the lemon, then carefully remove all of the white pith from the lemon and chop the lemon flesh.
In a saucepan, place the water, lemon zest and chopped flesh, ½ of the strawberries and about ½ the amount of stevia* you feel like you need.
Bring to a simmer for a few minutes then taste and add a little more stevia if you think it needs it.
At this point, muddle the mixture, breaking and mashing it up. Add the gelatin and stir, bring to a boil and turn off the heat.
Let cool until it starts to thicken, then stir in the remaining strawberries(dice small) and the lemon juice.
Taste again for sweetness and add more if needed (or more lemon juice if it tastes too sweet).
Place in a tightly sealing container and refrigerate to completely set.

*I used about 12 drops of Now Stevia Glycerite (http://www4.netrition.com/now_stevia_glycerite_page.html) for this. Use whatever sweetener you prefer.
**This sets up pretty hard, almost like gelatin, you can use 1 packet of gelatin of you prefer a more soft set.

When you taste this as it cools, if it doesn’t pack enough lemony punch, try capella flavor drops (http://www4.netrition.com/cgi/prices.cgi?manu_id=610). 1-2 drops pack a lot of flavor without adding sugar or a lot of chemicals.

I am not an affiliate of Netrition, nor do I get any kick-backs for the links. I just happen to think they have a fantastic variety of products and great customer service.

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