Valerie Butler Recipe

MIXED FRUIT JELLY

By Valerie Butler pepsilluver


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Makes 4 - 6, 8 or 12 oz jars
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Valerie's Story

You know how occasionally you go out for breakfast. You get toast in your breakfast and they bring you the jellies. My favorite has always been the Mixed Fruit Jelly. It is getting harder and harder to find. By the time you order it online and pay the shipping, you are paying $12 a bottle. Not going to do that. So I read up on Smuckers Mixed Fruit Jelly, what was in it. This is the recipe I came up with after a couple hit and misses. It may not be it. . . . but really close! This uses juice bought at store, believe me, alot faster!

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
100% grape juice (purple, store bought is fine)
1 1/2 c
100% cherry juice (store bought is fine)
2 c
100% apple juice (again, go with store bought)
6 1/2 c
sugar, pre measured into a container
1 box
powdered pectin
1 tsp
butter or margarine

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Measure out your sugar into a container that is easily pourable. You will want to pour it quickly. Set it beside your stove, to have handy. Have a timer handy as well.
2
Get your jars and lids ready. Have your jars sterilized and your lids heating, for a better seal.
3
Make sure your pot is large enough for the boiling process so it doesn't boil over. Measure the juice into a pot on the stove, whisk in your powdered pectin until it is thoroughly dissolved. Add your margarine.
4
Turn stove onto a high heat and bring to a boil. When at a full boil, add the sugar and stir in well till dissolved. Keep stirring until at a full rolling boil. Let it continue to boil for 1 minute while stirring. Set the timer for that 1 minute or watch the clock, you can go over a hair, not under.
5
Remove from heat and skim the foam off. Pour immediately into prepared jars, put lids and rings on and set on a towel, in a dry area with little air flow. Some people set their jars upside down to make it seal, I personally do not. They all ping, so I know I have a good seal.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Jams & Jellies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy


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39 Comments

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Calene Greenhalgh caleneg
Jun 18, 2014
Oh, and I can't wait to try your strawberry preserves and some other recipes.
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Calene Greenhalgh caleneg
Jun 18, 2014
OMG!!! I am so happy you went to the trouble to create this! I too have searched stores high and low and even paid the horrid prices to have it shipped! I moved in Oct from Phoenix to Maine, thought maybe it would be available here but no....! I can not wait to make this. I just made a batch of strawberry rhubarb yesterday, after discovering rhubarb growing in my new backyard! Thanks again and again!!
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Valerie Butler pepsilluver
Jan 7, 2013
I am so glad you like it! I had to come up with that, like I said it is one of my favorites. You know I remember seeing the low sugar Sure Jel but was worried about using it. lol Now I know for sure. Thanks again for the comments.
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Krista Foster kbabe1968
Jan 7, 2013
If you use Splenda, make sure to use a low-sugar Sure-Jel otherwise it will be runny. Make sure you post results, I'd love to know if it works.

Getting geared up to make another batch of this, the one I made a few months ago is allllll gone. When I bought the ingredients last time, I froze a batch of the juices mixed together, now I just need to defrost, add the sugars and sure-jel and can it! :)
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Valerie Butler pepsilluver
Jan 7, 2013
I am sure you can at least with like splenda. I personally have never tried it. . . but if you do and it is good please let me know and how you went about it. Because I have people ask me if I can or will do this for them. I absolutely love this recipe. My favorite besides the strawberry jelly or preserves. Funny I used to hate store bought preserves, still do, but homemade??? OMG you know how strawberry shortcake is with the strawberries? Well that is pretty much the way fresh strawberry preserves taste. Yummmmmmm Yummmmmm. Thank you ! ! ! !