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Cowpea Recipe Question

Posted by p-mac 7a (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 26, 11 at 21:52

Last year I had a GREAT crop of Purple Hulls. As I posted about the last picked batch, Okiedawn piped up with "Don't forget to try some Purple Hull Pea Jelly!" I had already thrown out 6 gallon bags of empty pods, but I saved the last one and made the jelly. Yum!!! A better grape flavor than the stuff you buy at the store! I also found that Whipporwill peas made honey flavored jelly and Lady Peas (aka Cream Peas) made apple flavored jelly. I'm growing both of those this year and I'll report back on the results but now the question....before I throw out some valuable empty pods....Dawn? You listening? I'm asking!!! lol!

Thanks to Owiebrain, I'm also growing Penny Rile peas. They're a pretty, sweet creamy southern pea also. The pods are almost the color of store-bought apple jelly. Can I use these for jelly too? Anyone else ever tried or heard of this?

My peas and beans are out-doing just about anything in my garden and I love that these little sweeties are a multipurpose crop. This can/will surely help in years were we don't get much fruit.

Thanks in advance, y'all!

Paula


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RE: Cowpea Recipe Question

Paula,

I've never heard of it and never tried it, but why not try it and see what happens? Since the other southern peas make great jellies, I think there is a good chance the Penny Rile peas will too.

Check out the comment on the recipe I've linked below where they suggest that combining several specific types of peas gives you a plum flavor. I'm sure someone figured that out by experimenting and giving it a try just to see "what if?". So, I say....what if?

Dawn

Here is a link that might be useful: Purple Hull Jelly


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