“I have made several batches of runny jelly, I need specific instructions, finally I did it and I am entering it before I forget it. Jelly without pectin is so much better in flavor, I know the pectin has no flavor, but it never taste like Grandmas. (Use 3/4-1 cup sugar per 1 cup of berry juice. Use 3/4 cup of water per 4 cups of berries. )”
1hr 30mins
12 quarts

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 16 cups blackberry juice
  • 12 -16 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water, to boil with berries


  1. Rinse berries and place in large kettle with water.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Drain berries and put threw cheesecloth to remove all seeds.
  4. Add back to kettle with sugar.
  5. Boil to 220 degrees (-2 degrees for each 1000 feet above sea level)- I just used 220 in Ohio.?.
  6. I have noticed I need to boil at the 220 mark for awhile for a nice gel, so make sure you not only hit the 220 mark but go for 221, to be on the safe side.
  7. Put in sterilized jars.

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