Canning Recipes

Plum Jelly With Powdered Pectin
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

Cooking Directions:
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5 cups plum juice
(abt 4 1/2 lbs plums and 1 cup water)
1 package powdered pectin
7 cups sugar

To prepare juice. Sort and wash fully ripe plums and cut in pieces; do
not peel or pit. Crush fruit, add water, cover, and bring to boil on high
heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Extract juice.

To make jelly. Measure juice into a kettle. Add pectin and stir well.
Place on high heat and, stirring constantly, bring quickly to a full
rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. Add sugar, continue stirring,
and heat again to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute.

Remove from heat; skim off foam quickly. Pour jelly immediately into hot,
sterile canning jars to 1/4-inch from top. Seal, and process 5 minutes in
a boiling water bath.

This recipe yields 7 or 8 half-pint jars.

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