Blackberry Jelly

READY IN: 14hrs 45mins
Recipe by cuisinebymae

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.

Top Review by Super-Wife

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.


  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.

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