Homemade Wild Plum Jelly Recipe

Homemade Wild Plum Jelly Recipe

Homemade Wild Plum Jelly Recipe

Ingredients
  • 5½ pounds of plums
  • 4 cups of water
  • 7 cups of sugar
  • 1 package (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
Instructions
  1. Rinse and remove stems from plums.
  2. Cut plums in half and remove the pits. Discard the pits and add pitted plums in a bowl.
  3. Chop up pitted plums and add to a pot.
  4. Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Boil for 30 minutes. Use a potato masher to help break up the mixture even more.
  5. Put a colander or strainer over a larger bowl and cover with several layers of cheese cloths.
  6. Pour plum mixture over cheese cloth and let the juice strain into the bowl. This can take up to a few hours.
  7. Pour 5½ cups of plum juice into a large pot. If you didn’t get 5½ cups of juice add in some water to make a total of 51/2 cups of liquid.
  8. Add in 1 box of pectin and stir well.
  9. Bring mixture to a boil.
  10. Add in 7 cups of sugar and bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  11. Remove from heat and skim off any foam.
  12. Ladle into hot sterilized jars making sure to leave ¼ inch head space. Add lids and rings and process in a hot water bath canner for 5-10 minutes.