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If freezer jelly or jam is too soft, how can you make it thicker?


With liquid pectin: To remake runny uncooked (freezer) jam or jelly, remake a trial batch using 1 cup of jelly or jam first. Measure jelly or jam to be remade. Do not remake more than 8 cups at one time. In a bowl, mix jelly or jam and for each cup, add 3 tablespoons sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice. Stir well until sugar is dissolved (about 3 minutes). Add 1 1/2 teaspoons liquid pectin per cup of jelly or jam and stir until well blended (about 3 minutes). Pour into clean containers, cover with tight lids and let stand in refrigerator until set. Then store in refrigerator or freezer.

 

With powdered pectin: To remake runny uncooked (freezer) jam or jelly, remake a trial batch using 1 cup of jelly or jam first. Measure jelly or jam to be remade. Do not remake more than 8 cups at one time. In a bowl, mix jelly or jam and 2 tablespoons sugar for each cup of jelly or jam. Stir well until dissolved (about 3 minutes). Measure 1 tablespoon water and 1 1/2 teaspoons powdered pectin for each cup of jelly or jam. Place in small saucepan and place over low heat, stirring until the powdered pectin is dissolved. Add to the sugar and fruit mixture and stir until thoroughly blended (about 2-3 minutes). Pour into clean containers, cover with tight lids and let stand in the refrigerator until set. Then store in the refrigerator or freezer.

 
 

Source: So Easy To Preserve, Georgia CES, second edition.                   


 

 

 

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