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
Last update: Tuesday, May 05, 2009