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Mixed Fruit Jelly with liquid pectin


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Mixed Fruit Jelly with liquid pectin

  • 2 cups cranberry juice (about 1 pound cranberries and 2 cups water)
  • 2 cups quince juice (about 2 pounds quince and 4 cups water)
  • 1 cup apple juice (about 3/4 pound apples and 3/4 cup water)
  • 7 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 pouch liquid pectin

Yield: About 9 or 10 half-pint jars

Please read Using Pressure Canners and Using Boiling Water Canners before beginning. If this is your first time canning, it is recommended that you read Principles of Home Canning.

Procedure: Sterilize canning jars and prepare two-piece canning lids according to manufacturer's directions.

To prepare fruit - Sort and wash fully ripe cranberries. Add water, cover, and bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Extract juice. Sort and wash quince. Remove stem and blossom ends; do no pare or core. Slice very thin or cut into small pieces. Add water, cover, and bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Extract juice. Sort and wash apples. Remove stem and blossom ends; do not pare or core. Cut into small pieces. Add water, cover, and bring to a boil on high heat. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.

NOTE: These juices may be prepared when the fruits are in season and then frozen or canned until the jelly is made.

To make jelly. Measure juices into a kettle. Stir in sugar. Place on high heat and, stirring constantly, bring quickly to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. Add pectin and heat again to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for 1 minute. Remove from heat; skim off foam quickly.

Pour hot jelly immediately into hot, sterile jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rims of jars with a dampened clean paper towel; adjust two-piece metal canning lids. Process in a Boiling Water Canner.

Table 1. Recommended process time for Mixed Fruit Jelly in a boiling water canner.
  Process Time at Altitudes of
Style of Pack Jar Size 0 - 1,000 ft 1,001 - 6,000 ft Above 6,000 ft
Hot Half-pints
or Pints
5 min 10 15



Making Jelly