Blackberry Jelly

IMG_3474Last week Olivia and I juiced several gallons of blackberries.  We were able to collect 4 and ½ quarts of juice.  Now we are ready to take the juice and use it to make yummy jelly.

 

Blackberry Jelly Recipe:

  • 3 ¾ Blackberry Juice
  • 4 ½ Cups of sugar
  • 1 box of dry pectin
  • ½ teaspoon of unsalted butter

Makes 7 half pints

First, combine the juice,pectin and butter in a large stock pot.  Stir constantly until the mixture comes to a rolling boil. When the boil can not be stirred away, mix in the sugar one cup at a time.

Jelly at a roaring boil

Jelly at a roaring boil

Return to a boil, stirring all the sugar in very well.  After the jelly has a boil that cannot be stirred down, boil for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and start filling half pint jars.  Move quickly, filling clean hot jars, leaving a one inch headspace.IMG_3466

Next, process jars for 5 minutes in a water bath canner on high.

Process Jelly in boiling water for 5 min.

Process Jelly in boiling water for 5 min.

Remove jars carefully.  Let the jars stand overnight.IMG_3489

Yummy. beautiful blackberry jelly!.  Gideon tried the jelly out on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and declared the jelly a success!!  Theo just prefers jelly bread and milk for a snack.

Making homemade jelly does take a few steps, but it is not a hard task at all.  It is also a great feeling, knowing my family is eating jelly made from berries grown right in the backyard!

 

Have  you ever made homemade jelly?

 

 

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