With the end of the growing season comes canning! I’ve been busy canning everything from pickles to jelly here and I have to admit that while it is a lot of work to can everything, it is so worth it to have canned goods from my garden all Winter long! Last night I made two batches of Wild Plum Jelly from wild plums my mom gave me from her tree. It turned out SO good! It was my first time every trying plum jelly and I was really pleased with the results. I was greeted with a sweet, delicious jelly when all my hard work was done! You can easily make this too, even if you are new to canning.
Return the liquid to the pan. Add pectin, stir and bring to a boil. Add sugar and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and skim off foam with a metal spoon. If you leave the foam you will end up with cloudy chunks in your jelly. Ladle hot mixture into sterilized jars and leave 1/4” headspace. Remove air bubbles, wipe rims and apply lids. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling water bath canner. You will get about 8 half pints!
These make great little gifts! I love the cute 4 oz size for hostess gifts or small Christmas gifts.
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Wild Plum Jelly Recipe
- 5 lbs wild plums washed and stems removed
- 4 Cups water
- 6 Tbsp Ball Classic Pectin or 1 3/4 oz powdered fruit pectin package
- 7 1/2 Cups sugar
- In a large stockpot simmer plums and water until tender and broken down, about 30 minutes.
- Ladle mixture into jelly bag.
- Let stand for 30 minutes or until you have 5 1/2 cups of liquid.
- Return liquid to pan.
- Add pectin.
- Stir and bring to a boil.
- Add sugar and bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.
- Boil for 1 minute and remove from heat.
- Skim off any foam with a metal spoon.
- Ladle hot mixture into sterilized jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
- Remove air bubbles and wipe rims. Apply lids.
- Process for 5 minutes in a boiling water bath canner.
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