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What causes jelly to be too soft?

One or more of the following may cause jelly to be too soft:


  • too much juice in the mixture
  • mixture not acidic enough
  • making too large a batch at one time
  • overcooking fruit to extract juice
  • incorrect proportions of sugar and juice
  • undercooking causing insufficient concentration
  • too little pectin




Barbara Willenberg, Nutritional Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia




Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009



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