CERTO® Apple or Crabapple Jelly

4.3
(3) 3 Reviews
Prep Time
45
min.
Total Time
3
hr.
Servings

About 9 (1-cup) jars or 144 servings, 1 Tbsp. each

Whether you use apples or crabapples, the results of this homemade jelly will be the same—complete deliciousness, perfect for gifting.

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  • Bring boiling-water canner, half full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain jars well before filling.
  • Remove stems and blossom ends from apples. Cut apples into small pieces. (Do not peel or core.) Place in large saucepan; add water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 min., stirring occasionally. Crush cooked apples; cover and simmer 5 min. Place 3 layers of damp cheesecloth or a jelly bag in large bowl. Pour prepared fruit into cheesecloth. Tie cheesecloth closed; hang and let drip into bowl until dripping stops. Press gently. Measure exactly 5 cups prepared juice into 6- or 8-qt. saucepot.
  • Stir sugar into juice in saucepot. Add butter to reduce foaming. Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 min., stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
  • Ladle immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 5 min. Remove jars and place upright on a towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middles of lids with finger. (If lids spring back, lids are not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)

How to Measure Precisely

To get exact level cup measures of sugar, spoon sugar into dry metal or plastic measuring cups, then level by scraping excess sugar from top of cup with a straight-edged knife.

Altitude Chart

At altitudes above 1,000 feet, increase processing time as indicated: 1,001 to 3,000 feet - increase processing time by 5 min.; 3,001 to 6,000 feet - increase processing time by 10 min.; 6,001 to 8,000 feet - increase processing time by 15 min.; 8,001 to 10,000 feet - increase processing time by 20 min.

Servings

  • About 9 (1-cup) jars or 144 servings, 1 Tbsp. each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size About 9 (1-cup) jars or 144 servings, 1 Tbsp. each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 40
% Daily Value
Total fat 0g
Saturated fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Carbohydrate 11g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 10g
Protein 0g
   
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • ArtisticMom247 |

    Have used this recipe MANY times. Have made it plain and added spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. I use juice from boiling the parings and whatnot from making applesauce. You throw out the obviously bad stuff and boil the rest like apples. Makes GREAT tasting jelly and the color is gorgeous!

  • sunshinegirl308 |

    if you want exciting crabapple jelly just add 1/2 tsp of almond extract to the pot and stir in to the cooked jam.. it's awesome!!!

  • gravesg |

    I am annoyed that this website recipe is different from the one you get inside the certo box. This one uses less juice and works fine; the one in the box calls for more juice and leaves you with runny jelly.

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