This was so incredibly simple that I saved some of the cobs from the bushel I just processed for the freezer and have juice (Is there actually such a thing as corn juice?) frozen to make more after the weekend.
Corn Cob Jelly
6 or more corn cobs
Water to cover them (About a half gallon maybe)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 box powdered full sugar pectin
Sugar to equal the final amount of corn juice
Cover the cobs with water and cook on a low boil until the water smells corny and has a soft yellow hue. (I actually put a spoon in to taste it and it tasted like corn water) Remove the cobs and bring the heat up to a full rolling boil and reduce it until you have about 3 1/2 cups of liquid. Remove from the heat, strain the liquid to remove any random buts and pieces, measure the it and return it to a large pot. (if you have under 3 1/2 cups add a little more water to bring to liquid up to that measure) Add the lemon juice and the pectin to the corn water and bring it to a boil. Add the sugar (an equal amount to the liquid you have) and stir to dissolve. Bring it back to a rolling boil and keep it there for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Skim off the foam, turn the heat off and ladle the liquid into sterile canning jars. I am not going to go through the process of preparing jars, lids and rings and water bath caning. You can find all those instructions right here. Seal the lids finger tight and process for 10 minutes in a water bath. Remove the jars from the canner and place them on an absorbent towel somewhere that they can sit undisturbed for about 24 hours. After several hours check to make sure all the jars have sealed. (Listen for the wonderful "ping") If they did not seal properly, process in the water bath again. I used four 1/2 pint jars because we do not use a lot of jelly at one time and I prefer to make small batches so jars are not stored opened too long. It is entirely up to you to decide what size you want.
I read that this tastes like honey and I do get a faint honey taste. It is mainly just really tasty jelly and every person who has visited me this week has been subject to the taste test. Thus far it has passed with flying colors. (See above about making more) .
Guess who is making Christmas presents a few people on my list have surely never had before? Now I just have to find me some more weird ass jelly recipes and I can make jelly gift baskets!