I just made this last night. I was a little confused by the directions compared to what was in the Sure-Jell box, but I mostly followed these directions. It was really simple, and even though it hasn't been 24 hours, my jelly has firmed up. I tasted a sample of what was still in the pan, and it was really good. Sweet, of course, but the cinnamon and spices help cut it somewhat, which is what I like. It made 7 jars for me. The note about the candy thermometer is not mine, I didn't use one, and it came out just fine!