Valerie Butler Recipe


By Valerie Butler pepsilluver

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
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!


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
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Directions Step-By-Step

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.
Get your jars and lids ready. Have your jars sterilized and your lids heating, for a better seal.
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.
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.
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

  • Comments

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    Valerie Butler pepsilluver - Jul 19, 2011
    I shared a photo of this recipe.
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    Darla Clark etxbeauty - Jul 20, 2011
    Thank you so much for this recipe. It sounds so good! I, too, looked for the mixed berry jelly! I am making a lot of jelly up to have for christmas baskets for family and this will be a great addition. So far, made Cinnamon, Pomagranate and Pomagranate/Blueberry. I LOVE giving homemade gifts for Christmas!
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    Valerie Butler pepsilluver - Jul 20, 2011
    My pleasure! I figured if I searched so hard for months. . .maybe someone else would also have searched and wanted this type of recipe. You have made some really awesome types of jelly. I have made this going to post tomorrow Strawberry Peach Jelly, have made Apple Jelly, Pineapple Jelly (which is really awesome) and also made Peach Jelly which I have been told is absolutely the best. Made a few others as well and probably will post more here. Thank you so much for your comment!
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    Darla Clark etxbeauty - Jul 20, 2011
    I would really love to have those jelly recipes as well!!! My fiance' loves pineapple so he would really like that one. The others sound great, too. My email is if you would like to send the recipes directly to me I would appreciate it. Thanks again!
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    Valerie Butler pepsilluver - Jul 20, 2011
    I will send some to you in the morning. Hopefully you have microsoft word. If not let me know, I can always do it adobe acrobat reader or just copy and paste it in an email. My email address is: