Famous Highbush Cranberry Jelly

Recipe by Joanie Grow
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READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 8 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring the berries and water to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Crush the berries or put through a food mill.
  • Strain the juice in a cheesecloth-lined sieve.
  • Add any additional water if need to bring the juice up to 5 cups.
  • Bring the juice and sugar up to a boil.
  • Add the margarine, then the liquid pectin.
  • Bring back to a boil, stirring constantly boil hard for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Skim foam from surface and pour into sterile pint jars and seal.
  • Process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes.
  • NOTE: Highbush cranberries are a fruit of the honeysuckle, and completely different fruit than the lowbush or commercial cranberry.
  • Highbush cranberries grow on a shrub with pointed leaves whereas cranberries grow on a vine with oval leaves.
  • Highbush cranberries have a single seed, which needs to be removed.
  • If you have ever smelled something reminiscent of stinky socks on a stroll through the bush, you are likely very close to a good patch of highbush cranberries.
  • The seeded pulp of the highbush cranberry can be used interchangeably with the pulp of the regular cranberry in any recipe.
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