What makes jelly cloudy?
One or more of the following may cause cloudy jelly:
- pouring jelly mixture into jars too slowly
- allowing jelly mixture to stand before pouring
- juice was not properly strained and contained pulp
- jelly set too fast as a result of using green fruit which is very high in pectin - if jelly sets too fast, air bubbles are trapped in it, giving a cloudy appearance. With a slow setting jelly, air bubbles are allowed to rise resulting in improved clarity.
Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional
Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009