Due to its simplicity, only three ingredients needed, this my favorite jelly recipe.  When making jelly, only the juice of the fruit is used.  This makes a beautiful translucent jelly with no bits of fruit or seeds.  It requires the extra step of juicing, but is soooo worth it!

IMG_14226 Cups Cherry Juice
8 TBS Fruit Pectin  (1 box SureJell)
6 2/3 Cups Sugar

Your juice is created by covering fresh or frozen with just enough water to cover, heating to barely a boil, mashing the fruit, then straining through a loose woven cloth.  (sorry, I didn’t get pictures of those steps, but will try to get pictures of this step when the blackberries ripen)

Place juice in a large pan, add pectin and bring to a boil.  Add sugar, bring to a boil and boil for 1 minute.  Ladle into hot jars and process pints and half pints for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.

This is one of the simplest jelly recipes I have ever used, and I’ve never had a set failure.  Be sure to use a pan much larger than you think you will need because the volume increases dramatically during the boiling.  If you have enough foam on the top of the jars to cause concern, add just a small amount of butter to make the foam disappear.

You can substitute whatever fruit juice you prefer.  You can also use frozen concentrate, mixed as directed!

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