Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hawthorne Jelly

My honey and I are very blessed to live in an area where we forage.
Last month we were able to forage some Hawthorne Berries, which make delicious jelly by the way.

Hawthorne Berry Jelly 
(or Thornapple Jelly)

  5 cups prepared juice from berries (discard stems, sort and wash. Place in a large saucepan with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 10-20 minutes. Strain juice through jelly bag or cheesecloth)
7 cups sugar
1 package  (1 3/4 ounce) Sure-Jell powdered fruit pectin
1/2 teaspoon butter

Prepare fruit to make juice, place in large saucepan. Stir in one box of fruit pectin. Add 1/2 teaspoon of butter to reduce foaming. Bring mixture to a full  rolling boil on high heat. Stir in sugar quickly. Return to a full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim any foam.

Ladle quickly into prepared jars, filling 1/8 inch from the tops of jars. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with 2 piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars in water bath canner. Process jelly 5 minutes. Remove from canner and listen for ping :)

*Don't forget to adjust for altitude :)

Jelly may not set right away, mine set after 2 days :)


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