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SURE.JELL® Gooseberry Jelly

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About 8 (1-cup) jars or 128 servings, 1 Tbsp. each

Fresh gooseberry 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.
  • Crush gooseberries thoroughly, one layer at a time, or grind gooseberries. Place in saucepan; add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 min. Place three 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 5-1/2 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 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 middle 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.


  • About 8 (1-cup) jars or 128 servings, 1 Tbsp. each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size About 8 (1-cup) jars or 128 servings, 1 Tbsp. each
Calories 50
% 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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  • jkhs |

    I LOVE gooseberry jelly. This recipe works great, and I've been using it for years. You can substitute unsweetened apple juice for some of the gooseberry juice in the recipe if you need to.

  • sharonsmith60 |

    This was my first time making jelly and it was so easy. First batch turned out PERFECT. So I made another right away. My family loves it.

  • dawn8115 |

    my daughter thought is was good as black raspberry. She made it for county fair and received champion on it.

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