I have an unnatural obsession with jellies, jams, and spreads. At one time, my husband opened our refrigerator and counted 27 jars of opened jellies, etc. Enough said. As a result, for the last year, I have been on a jelly freeze. We move a lot, and each time we move, the fridge has to be cleaned out and all opened jelly jars, must be disposed of. So, knowing that I would only live here in TX for one year, I put myself on this self imposed jelly freeze. It has not been easy for me. But, with only 10 weeks until our move out date, I only have 3 open jars and 2 unopened jars in the house. In my mind, this is complete success.
To reward my own efforts, I made Fruit Juice Jelly with some mixed berry juice that I found on sale this week. I had a couple of boxes of pectin in the pantry that I wanted to use up, so this was an easy way to do so. In the past, I have made this jelly with 100% cranberry juice, an orange pineapple blend, and a strawberry blend. All have turned out great. This is an inexpensive way to begin canning and it takes very little time.
Fruit Juice Jelly
4 cups unsweetened juice
¼ cup lemon juice
1 pkg. (1.75 oz.) powdered fruit pectin
4 ½ cups sugar
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