Jam recipes
Berry Jelly
3 cups berry juice (fresh or frozen)
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 box powdered pectin
1/2 cup water

Extract fresh juice by pressing fruit in damp jelly bag or fruit press. Restrain pressed juice through damp jelly bag. Combine 1 1/4 cups berry juice with sugar.

Stir thoroughly. Add the pectin slowly to the water. Heat almost to boiling, stirring constantly. Pour the pectin mixture into remaining 1 3/4 cups berry juice. Stir until pectin is completely dissolved. Let the pectin mixture stand 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Mix juice mixture with pectin mixture. Stir until all sugar is dissolved. Pour into containers. Cover with a tight lid. Let stand at room temperature until set, from 6 hours to overnight. Store in refrigerator or freeze.

This recipe yields 7 half-pint jars.

Comments: Uncooked jams and jellies must be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Store no longer than 3 weeks in refrigerator or a year in freezer. Freezer storage is best for maintaining natural color as well as flavor. If kept at room temperature, uncooked jams or jellies will mold or ferment in a short time. Once a container is opened, use within a few days.

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