Elderberry Jelly

posted by Angel 07-06-100 5:26 PM

Elderberry Jelly

3 cups prepared berry juice
7 cups (3 lb.) sugar
2 pouches Certo
1/2 cup lemon juice

Note: Can add white wine to berry juice to make 3 cups. Usually do not add more than 1 cup wine though.

Remove large stems from 3 pounds of elderberries. Crush fruit one layer at a time. Heat gently until juice starts to flow. Cover and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir sugar and lemon juice into berry juice in large saucepan. Bring to a full boil over high heat, stirring constantly. At once stir in Certo. Stir and bring to a full rolling boil and boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Skim off foam with large metal spoon. Immediately ladle into jars and seal with wax.

Yields about 7 cups of jelly.

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