We had a real cool day on Wednesday, I spent the afternoon making jelly.
I have to be organized when I have a project in the kitchen…
It is nice to start out with everything not sticky….cause it will get sticky.
My recipe is 4 cups of chokecherry juice put in a large saucepan add 1 package of Sure Jel or 1/3 cup of Sure Jel from a jar and 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice. Heat and bring to boil for about a minute. Then add 5 cups of sugar, stir well and bring to rolling boil for a minute. Put in jars that you have sterilized along with sterile caps and tighten the rings. Put in hot water bath for five minutes after the hot water bath achieves a boil. Take jars out and cool…the jars were heard popping as they sealed.
Clean jars waiting to be sterilized.
35 jars of chokecherry jelly, one jar was the tail end and only a partial jar which I will try in the morning on my toast.
We did five batches, Far Guy helped with transfering hot jars here and there.
From tree to the jar in 3 days. We picked fruit on Sunday and made the juice…I checked the weather and Wednesday was supposed to be cool so that was a perfect time to make jelly. I kept the juice in the fridge. Some people can their juice or freeze it to make jelly in the winter. I am glad our project is over with!