Early this summer (well, when the violets were blooming) I sent my kids out to pick a bowlful of blooms with the goal in mind to make a batch of jelly. I ended up picking the last 2-3 cups, and the jelly turned out more like a thick syrup, but check out these awesome colors.
Who knew boiling water and then lemon juice would create these changes?!
The recipe I used is from Taste of Home and can be found here. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/violet-jelly
P.S. As for the texture issue, I’m guessing my pectin was old, or I boiled for too long or short a time. Cooking and canning is NOT my area of expertise!