Thursday, September 18, 2014

Peach Juice Jelly

The Lord has really blessed us with fresh produce this year.  Our garden was a complete flop for the past 2 years.  I had all kinds of things I wanted to can this year.  As you remember from a previous post we were given tomatoes, peppers and now peach juice.  My mom canned some peaches and had juice left over that she gave to me.  This recipe came from the Ball Canning website.

I am thinking I will make this recipe with other juices to see how they turn out.  Isn't the above picture just beautiful!  I just love looking at the jars sitting on our counter.  I love knowing that in the middle of winter we can open a jar of jelly and taste summer.

Peach Juice Jelly

3 1/2 cups fruit juice
1/3 cup lemon juice
2 (3 ounce) pouches liquid pectin
1/2 teaspoon butter
7 1/2 cups sugar (second batch I used 5 1/2)

In a large pot combine the juice, lemon and sugar.  Bring to a boil and add the butter.  The butter will help reduce the foaming in the jelly.  I'm not sure why this happens but it does.  Bring this to a full rolling boil.  That is a boil you can not stir down.

Carefully add the pectin and continue the boil for 1 minute.  Make sure it is as close to a minute as possible.  You want to make sure the pectin has time to activate.  Too much time will cause it to break down and your jelly will not set.  If there is any foam skim it at this point.  I did not have any foam.

Fill your hot jars with the jelly mixture leaving 1/4 inch head space.  Process the jars in a water bath canner for 10 minutes.

I hope you enjoy this jelly as much as we do!  It has been going on my toast every morning before I leave.  YUM!


Sandra said...

That looks so good Jen. How are you doing my friend? I feel like I haven't talked to you in forever.


Kristina said...

You should be able to make the recipe using other juices. The peach juice jelly looks delicious.