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Old 05-19-2019, 10:23 PM   #1
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Apple Jelly substitute

I have this recipe that I have been using for years for my appetizer meatballs. The sauce part consist of ketchup apple jelly currant jelly and cornstarch as a thickener , always a huge hit.

My problem is lately I have been unable to find apple jelly in the groceries store. Hard to believe, always was available.

So My question is what would be a substitute for apple jelly? other then making my own.

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Old 05-19-2019, 10:37 PM   #2
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Apple juice. If you melt apple jelly, you get a liquid much like concentrated apple juice. So I'd get some apple juice and boil it down a bit to concentrate the flavor and go for it.
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I would use Andy's suggestion or just use more current jelly.
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:30 AM   #4
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If it is being mixed with meatballs, ketchup, etc... I would use whatever jelly I like smeared on my toast in the morning.

I think that using one flavor of jelly would work just as well as two or more flavors.

The first time I saw the meatball appetizer made with ketchup or chili sauce it called for currant jelly then it started appearing with grape jelly. The jelly provides a little sweet to the tang of the ketchup. It also gives a little body and shine to the sauce but most of the flavor from the jelly seems to get lost in the sauce.

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Old 05-20-2019, 11:04 AM   #5
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My mom did the equal parts of grape jelly and chili sauce, but hubbie likes this one much better. I have used all currant and the taste is totally different.
Thanks Andy I will try the apple juice. I also have used blackberry . The apple jelly really makes it. Thought next time I make them I will tried peach jelly.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
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Old 05-20-2019, 12:36 PM   #6
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Guava jelly or apricot jam.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:41 PM   #7
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A quick check shows that Amazon has concord grape jelly.
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:23 PM   #8
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Actually, Amazon has a bunch of apple jellies and jams. Expensive, but if you have to have it, it's there.
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=apple+jelly&ref=is_s
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