SURE.JELL Sour Cherry Jelly

4.5
(2) 2 Reviews
Prep Time
1
hr.
Total Time
1
hr.
30
min.
Servings

5 (1-cup) jars or 80 servings, 1 Tbsp. each

Fresh sour cherry 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 well before filling jars.
  • Stem and pit cherries. Finely chop or grind fruit. Place in saucepan; add water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 min., stirring occasionally. 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. (If needed, add up to 1/2 cup water for exact measure.)
  • Stir in pectin. 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. Add extract; stir.
  • 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 needed.) 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.)

Substitute

Prepare as directed, using sweet cherries and reducing sugar to 3-1/2 cups.

Servings

  • 5 (1-cup) jars or 80 servings, 1 Tbsp. each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 5 (1-cup) jars or 80 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 11g
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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  • jlweyl | Sun, Aug 6 2006 9:52 PM

    We found 100% pure tart cherry juice at our local health food store and made this quick and delicious!

  • Proverbs31mom | Tue, Nov 12 2002 7:44 PM

    My family throughly enjoys this jelly. Thank you very much.

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