Discovery show Moonshiners has been airing since 2011 and due to the show’s success, many Moonshiners spin-off shows have aired over the years, too. Moonshiners takes a look at the lives of liquor distillers who operate in the Appalachian mountains.
Many of the moonshiners have been making liquor the same way for 100 years, but moving with the times means trying out all kinds of new recipes, flavours, mixtures and infusions. Blueberry champagne, hazelnut rum and many more creations have come out of the stills and now in season 11, corn cob jelly is the moonshiners’ latest creation.
Moonshiners make corn cob jelly
During season 11, the moonshiners take a break from distilling regular liquor and make corn cob jelly instead.
Things have been pretty eventful for the moonshiners so far in season 11, they’ve been brewing with Danielle Parton, collecting Blue Agave to make Tequila, Mark and Digger made cherry cognac and Richard and Craig made absinthe.
Corn cob jelly might be a first on Moonshiners but, as per viewers’ tweets corn cob wine is a regular thing to make in Virginia, so corn cob jelly isn’t too far off.
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What is corn cob jelly?
Using leftover corn cobs, pectin and sugar, corn cob jelly can be made and used as a spread on all kinds of foods.
A recipe from Taste Of Home explains how to make the jelly. The ingredients are simple – 12 corn cobs, four cups water, four cups sugar, one pack of powdered fruit pectin and some yellow food colouring.
- Boil corn cobs in water for 10 minutes.
- Remove cobs; strain liquid. (Liquid should measure 3 cups, add additional water if necessary).
- Return to pot and stir in pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil. Add sugar and bring back to a boil. Skim foam and add a few drops of food coloring. Transfer to covered jars; refrigerate up to 2 weeks.
Moonshiners viewers are divided over the corn cob jelly
While some Moonshiners viewers weren’t impressed by the idea of corn cob jelly, tweeting: “Corn cob jelly doesn’t sound good“, others said it made them crave corn cob wine.
The overall consensus from Moonshiners fans following episode 16 was that corn cob jelly wasn’t for them as another wrote: “I don’t want corn cob likker“.
Some other viewers just seemed intrigued by the Moonshiners’ creation and said they’d never heard of it before.
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