Summer Watermelon Jelly
- Ready In:
- You can strain the watermelon juice or not, depending on how clear you want your jelly. Measure out six cups.
- Mix the juice with the 2 boxes of pectin in a deep pot.
- Bring to a rolling boil and add the sugar all at once.
- Stir well and bring back to a rolling boil.
- Boil exactly one minute, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and skim foam. Pour into hot sterilized jars and seal.
- Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes.
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I made this last night with my 14 year old sister. We didn't want to make a big mess with juicing a watermelon so we bought Juicy Juice Watermelon Juice... Not exactly the same I'm sure, but it was very easy! We left the rest the same and ended up with about 14 8 ounce jars to can. I couldn't get her moving on the canning part and the jelly started to set in the pan as it cooled. We did manage to finish and it looks great. My whole family (8 people) had it on toast this morning and everyone loved it!
Not necessarily flaw to recipe, but I tried, really tried to make watermelon jelly, but never got it to gel. Maybe differences in types of gel agent used, but failures get pricey. There's yet a "perfect" recipe to explore (with "exactments") Also I found the ratio of sugar to juice rather high, so sweet as to beg some lemon. Another, different recipe used vinegar, but that flavor was too overwhelming.
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