Friday, September 2, 2011

Chokecherry Jelly

Chokecherry Jelly

Chokecherry Jelly (R) & Chokecherry Apple (L)- 2011 Blue Ribbon Winners
3-1/2 cups chokecherry juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 package pectin
6 cups sugar

Wash fruit and cover with water; simmer 15 minutes. Strain juice. Measure juice into 6- to 8-quart kettle. Add pectin and stir. Bring to boil, add sugar, stir, and bring to a rolling boil. Boil exactly 2 minutes. Skim and pour into jars. Seal.

Chokecherry-Apple Jelly

Use recipe above except decrease chokecherry juice to 1 3/4 cups and add 1 3/4 cups apple juice.

For syrup: use twice as much juice to 1 package of pectin.

Don't have chokecherries? Use a tart cherry juice or cranberry pomegranate juice cocktail.

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