Total Time
14hrs 45mins
Prep 14 hrs
Cook 45 mins

This is so much better than the jellies at the supermarket. Do not be tempted to rush this and squeeze the juice instead of letting it drain out overnight. Squeezing the berries can make the jelly cloudy. Prep time includes straining overnight.


  1. Combine berries and water.
  2. Bring slowly to a boil.
  3. Cook until berries are soft.
  4. Strain overnight in a jelly strainer, lined with cheesecloth that has been wrung out in hot water.
  5. Measure juice.
  6. Boil juice 8-12 minutes.
  7. Skim.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Add sugar: 3/4 cup sugar per 1 cup of juice.
  10. Stir until dissolved.
  11. Return to heat and boil until 220F.
  12. on a thermometer.
  13. This should take 3-10 minutes.
  14. Pour into sterilized jars and seal.
Most Helpful

First timer here. It was good, and I loved your detailed instructions. I added 3 vanilla beans, and that seemed to be way too much- maybe next time i'll just add one.

Super-Wife December 23, 2008

This was written so clear! Thank you, especially about the "overnight" tip. I was worried that mine wasn't gelling, be patient, mine took HOURS (overnight)...and was delicious. BTW: I am in love with the Pomona's Universal Pectin (health food stores) - used only 1/2 the amt. of sugar w/'s not picky with the sugar to pectin ratio.

Jina September 04, 2008

Made the jelly and it came out great. It was a great combo with Aroostook's jelly roll! Thanks for sharing! kmax

kmax September 04, 2005