My neighbor Dot taught me how to do this. She turned 100 this year! 2 lbs of apples should make approximately 1 1/2 c. pectin. Refrigerate and use within 4 days or pour into containers and freeze for up to 6 months Use slightly under ripe apples, crab apples or fresh apple peelings. Please note: Do not use the store bought apples that have the waxy coating on them.