Dewberry Jelly

Recipe by Jellyqueen
READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 3 pints


  • 5
    pints dewberries (dewberries are wild blackberries)
  • 4 12
    cups sugar
  • 1
    (1 3/4 ounce) box dry pectin


  • Place berries in large boiler with enough water to almost cover berries.
  • Bring to a boil, turn down, and simmer berries for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool slightly, then pour through fine sieve type strainer and allow to drain overnight (this time can be shortened, but I love for it to strain a long time in order to get all of the juice out of the berries).
  • You should now have 3 3/4 cups juice (if necessary you can add up to 1/2 cup of water to give you a full 3 3/4 cups).
  • Place the juice in a large boiler with the package of pectin and bring to a full rolling boil (one that cannot be stirred down).
  • Stir often.
  • While this is coming up to a boil, measure sugar into a bowl.
  • When the juice is at a full rolling boil, add the sugar quickly and stir constantly.
  • Bring back to a full rolling boil and cook for exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and ladle into jars that have been prepared and sterilized.
  • Wipe rims of jars with damp, clean rag and place lids and rings on jars.
  • Process in a water bath for 10 minutes.