Getting Started

Best Practices

  • Use firm ripe fruit for best flavor and set. Over-ripe fruit makes a soft set. Under-ripe fruit makes a firm set.
  • Buy new, flat jar lids for a good seal.
  • Always use clean jars. Thoroughly wash jars or containers before starting.
  • Use only the SURE-JELL pectin product specified for the recipes to insure a proper set. Pectin products are not interchangeable.
  • Measure ingredients exactly. Spoon sugar into dry measuring cups (plastic or metal). Scrape excess sugar from top of cup with a straight-edged knife. Use liquid (glass or plastic) measuring cups with a pour spout to measure prepared fruit. Use amount of sugar specified in each recipe. Altering recipes or ingredients could cause a set failure.
  • Some jams and jellies may take up to two weeks to set.

All you need to make homemade jam and jelly

1. Choose a Kraft Pectin product

2. Choose a Recipe

3. Select Fruit

4. Sugar

5. Storage Containers

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