Blackberry Jelly

Recipe by Kathy in Fla
READY IN: 50mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • TO MAKE JUICE
  • 4
    cups water (or enough to cover berries)
  • TO MAKE JELLY
  • 3 34
    cups juice
  • 4 12
    cups sugar
  • 1
    (1 3/4 ounce) box dry pectin
  • 12
    teaspoon butter (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • FOR JUICE: Lightly mash berries and cook in water on top of stove for about 20 mins over medium/med high heat.
  • FOR JELLY: Strain berries through cheesecloth, wire mesh strainer or sieve. SAVE JUICE! Discard berries and seeds.
  • Measure sugar exactly. (do not reduce or use sugar substitute) Set aside.
  • Measure juice exactly. Place juice and pectin in a 6 to 8 quart sauce pot. Add butter now (if using) to reduce foaming.
  • Bring mixture to FULL ROLLING BOIL (a boil that does not stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, STIRRING CONSTANTLY!
  • Stir in all of sugar. Return to rolling boil and boil exactly one minute, Stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and skim off any foam.
  • Quickly ladle into prepared jars, within 1/8 inch of top. Wipe jar rims and threads with damp cloth. Cover with two piece lids. Screw on tightly.
  • Process in a hot water bath for 5 mins or use the inversion method.
  • NOTE: All instructions are included with pectin.
  • Save any left over juice for a second batch! Can add up to 1/2 cup of water to juice if needed to make exact measurement.
  • Have fun and enjoy!
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