MCP Pomegranate Jelly

4.7
(9) 9 Reviews
Prep Time
1
hr.
Total Time
3
hr.
15
min.
Servings

About 6 (1-cup) jars or 96 servings, 1 Tbsp. each

Fresh pomegranate juice, sugar and fruit pectin are cooked briefly then processed in a canner to produce gleaming jars of homemade jelly.

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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.
  • Submerge pomegranates in water; let stand 15 min. Break pomegranates apart under water, then separate the seeds from the membranes. (Seeds will sink to bottom while membranes, skin and rind will rise to top.) Skim top and discard skin, rind and membranes. Scoop up seeds and drain. Crush seeds, one layer at a time. Place three layers of damp cheesecloth or 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 3-1/2 cups juice into 6- or 8-qt. saucepot.
  • Stir pectin 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 sugar. Return to full rolling boil an boil exactly 2 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 springs 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 6 (1-cup) jars or 96 servings, 1 Tbsp. each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size About 6 (1-cup) jars or 96 servings, 1 Tbsp. each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 45
% Daily Value
Total fat 0g
Saturated fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Carbohydrate 12g
Dietary fiber 0g
Sugars 12g
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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  • doubtfyre | Sun, Jul 29 2012 11:40 AM

    I made this with 'granates i got because they were "ugly" Ooooook! They worked for this recipe that's for sure! This made my christmas gifting so easy. On a cracker with some goat cheese? oh-so-yummy! Did i mention easy as well? IT IS!

  • vall3fam | Tue, Nov 20 2007 11:50 PM

    This recipe made the most beautiful jelly! I used jarred pomegranate juice and have made three batches. Each batch set up perfectly! Really easy, a novice would have success with the recipe just by following the recipe!

  • 49erbabe | Wed, Oct 10 2007 7:24 PM

    Easy directions to follow, easy way to make a great tasting Jam. 5~1/2 pts only, out of 10 pomegranets. Added a bit of lemon zest, helps bring up the flavor of any fruit.

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