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Sure-Jell plum jelly

 Sure-Jell plum jelly recipe in the canning category

 Recipe ingredients:

  • 5 1/2 cups prepared plum juice, made from about 5 pounds fully ripe plums and 1 1/2 cups water
  • 6 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 box Sure-Jell Fruit Pectin
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter or margarine, optional

 Recipe method:

  • Boil jars on rack in large pot filled with water 10 minutes.
  • Place flat lids in saucepan with water.
  • Bring to boil. Remove from heat.
  • Let jars and lids stand in hot water until ready to fill.
  • Drain well before filling.
  • Pit plums. Do not peel. Finely chop or grind fruit.
  • Place in saucepan. Add 1 1/2 cups water. Bring to boil.
  • Reduce heat. Cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Place 3 layers of damp cheesecloth or jelly bag in large bowl.
  • Pour prepared fruit into cheesecloth.
  • Tie cheesecloth closed, hang and let drip into bowl until dripping stops.
  • Press gently to keep juice clear.
  • Measure 5 1/2 cups into 6 or 8 quart saucepot.
  • Measure sugar into separate bowl, scrape excess sugar from cup with spatula to level for exact measure.
  • Stir fruit pectin into juice in saucepot.
  • Add butter. Bring mixture to full rolling boil on high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Quickly stir in all sugar. Bring to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat, skim off any foam with metal spoon.
  • Ladle quickly into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of tops.
  • Wipe jar rims and threads.
  • Cover with two piece lids.
  • Screw bands tightly.
  • Invert jars 5 minutes, then turn upright.
  • After jars are cool, check seals.

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