4 cups canned apple juice
Few drops red food coloring (optional)
1 box SURE-JELL Fruit Pectin
1/2 tsp. butter or margarine
5 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl
Bring boiling-water canner, half full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain well before filling.
Measure juice into 6- or 8-qt. saucepot; add food coloring.
Stir pectin into juice in saucepot. Add butter to reduce foaming. Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn’t stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 min., stirring constatnly.
Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
Ladle immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 5 min. Remove jars and place upright on towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middles of lids with finger. (If lids spring back, lids are not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)
6 cups of smashed blueberries (you’ll need 8-10 cups of unsquashed berries to equal this amount)
4 cups sugar
3 tablespoons classic pectin powder
zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Prepare a canning pot and 3 pint jars. Place 3 lids in a small saucepan and bring to a bare simmer.
Pour the smashed berries into a low, wide, non-reactive pot. Measure out the sugar and whisk in the powdered pectin. Add the sugar and pectin mixture to the fruit and stir to combine.
Once the sugar is mostly dissolved, place the pot on the stove and bring to a boil. Cook at a controlled boil for 10 to 15 minutes, until the fruit begins to look thick and any foaming has begun to subside.
Add cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon zest and juice and let jam continue to cook until it passes the plate test, or until the drips hang off the spatula in thick, sticky rivulets.
Remove jam from heat and funnel into prepared jars. Wipe rims, apply lids and rings, and process in a boiling water bath canner for 10 minutes.
When time is up, remove jars from canner and place them on a folded kitchen towel to cool.
Once jars are cool enough to handle, remove rings and test seals.
Sealed jars can be stored on the pantry shelf for up to one year. Any unsealed jars should be refrigerated and used promptly.
6-7 cups yellow honeysuckle blossoms, remove green tips
6 tablespoons powdered pectin
4 cups of boiling hot water
1/3 cup of fresh lemon juice
4 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
Gather your honeysuckle blossoms. Remove all greens and debris. Rinse in a colander.
When removing the green tips don’t remove the stamen, it will pull all that amazing flavor out.
Boil 4 cups of water.
Place the honeysuckle blossoms in a tall jar or pitcher with a lid, and pour the hot boiling water over them. Allow this to sit for 12 hours (overnight).
Using a sieve, strain the flowers from the Infusion Water.
Heat the infusion water in a large pot on the stove until boiling. Add the powdered pectin and the lemon juice. Boil for 1 minute, stirring frequently.
Stir in the sugar and heat continue heating on medium high stirring constantly.
When the mixture hits 220 degrees you’re done.
Ladle the liquid into the jars leaving about a 1/2″ of head space at the top.
Seal the jar with the lids. Flip the jars upside down for about 10 minutes.
Flip them upright and place in a cool, dry place for 24 hours to continue cooling. You should hear them pop when they seal.
When completely cooled, be sure to test jars for proper sealing.
2 (6 ounce) cans frozen orange juice concentrate
2 1/2 cups water
1 (1.75 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin
4 1/2 cups white sugar
6 half pint canning jars with lids and rings
Place the orange juice concentrate, water, and pectin in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Once the mixture reaches a boil, add the sugar, and return to a simmer, stirring constantly. Boil hard for 1 minute, then remove from the heat and skim off any scum that has formed at the top.
Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pour the jelly into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/2 inch of the top. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids, and screw on rings.
Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 5 minutes.
Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all).