Making homemade jelly is something that has been on my to-do list for so long it is not even funny. Years ago I made an attempt to can pickled cauliflower and it was an epic failure so I was not in any rush to give canning another try. Until now that is, and finally, SUCCESS! I made homemade raspberry jelly using my very own homegrown raspberries (See Grow Your Own Raspberries) that I had stored in the freezer (See Freezing Raspberries) until I was ready. What could be better than that?
Thank you to Simply Canning for their excellent water bath canning instructions! The information they shared was extremely helpful :-)
Check out the FREE Printable Jelly Jar Labels below!
Jelly not fully set?
Jelly is a little runny (doesn't fully set): Depending upon how 'runny' it is you can choose to do different things. If it's not too runny you can try putting it in the refrigerator and see if this helps it to set. If so, great, nothing else to do. If it doesn't set after that and you are not ok with calling it and using it as a jelly the way it is, you can either use it as a sauce (like for pancakes) or re-process it using more pectin. Just know that there is nothing wrong with it even if it is runny. It is completely edible and will last just as long as 'set' jelly if the seals are good!
For other questions, concerns or problems check out the wealth of information available at The National Center For Home Food Preservation.
Free 4 ounce Jar Printable labels!
This is a pdf file that is designed to be used with Avery White Address Labels 5160/8160 size 1" x 2 5/8".
Print a full sheet of labels, write in your name and the date, and choose to cut it out on the line or not!
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Check out my post Grow Your Own Raspberries!
Check out my post Freezing Raspberries!
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Hi there! I'm Kathie, the author behind Creating A Simpler Life blog. I'm excited to share our longterm projects (and planning) toward building our future retirement homestead in the Adirondack Mountains of New York. In the meantime I will be sharing all the other little things we do that are part of creating our simpler life!