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I have a few quarts of chokecherry juice we canned earlier. I need a recipe to make chokecherry jelly from this juice. Would you know where I may find one?

I found a number of recipes for chokecherry jelly and jam on the Internet. It appears that you use it just like any other fruit juice. Here is one example:

3 1/2 cups chokecherry juice
1 box pectin (such as Sure-Jell or Ball)
4 1/2 cups sugar

Preparation Method: Stir pectin into juice. Bring to a full rolling boil and stir in sugar. Bring to another full rolling boil and boil stirring constantly for 1 minute. Remove from heat, skim if necessary. Pour into prepared sterilized jars. Place lids and rings on jars. Process pint and half-pint jars in boiling water bath for 5 minutes.

For more information on jams and jellies, see the Guidesheet "Quality for Keeps: Jam and Jelly Basics--Tempt Your Tastebuds With Natural Sweets."


Douglas L. Holt, Ph.D., Chair, Food Science and Extension Specialist, University of Missouri-Columbia






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