Hot Cherry Pomegranate Jelly

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READY IN: 45mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 3
    cups sour cherry juice
  • 1
    cup unsweetened 100% pomegranate juice or 1 cup apple juice
  • 1
    (1 3/4 ounce) package powdered pectin
  • 2
    teaspoons hot pepper flakes
  • 5 12
    cups sugar
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large saucepan, combine cherry juice and pomegranate juice. Stir in pectin until dissolved. Stir in pepper flakes. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Add sugar in a steady stream, stirring constantly to dissolve sugar. Boil hard for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and skim off foam if needed. Stir for 5 to 8 minutes to prevent pepper flakes from floating. (if desired pour mixture through a fine sieve to remove pepper flakes and omit the stirring step).
  • Ladle into prepared jars leaving a 1/4" headspace. Process jars for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath. Adjust time according to your altitude.
  • Variations:Hot Cherry - Omit the pomegranate juice and use a total of 4 cups sour cherry juice.
  • Hot Cherry Cinnamon - Add 1 - 5" stick of cinnamon with the hot pepper flakes. Remove cinnamon stick after skimming, or pour mixture through a sieve to remove pepper flakes and cinnamon. Alternatively, stir in 2 Tbsp cinnamon liqueur after skimming off foam.
  • Sweet Cherry Pomegranate - Omit the hot pepper flakes.
  • Hot Cherry Pomegranate Balsamic - Replace 1/4 cup of the cherry or pomegranate juice with balsamic vinegar.
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