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Blueberry Jelly

"My mother brought this old family recipe with her when she moved here from Scotland. My children and husband especially love spreading this fruitful jelly on slices of homemade bread. -Elaine Soper, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland"
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1 h 20 m servings
Original recipe yields 96 servings

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  1. Place blueberries in a large kettle and crush slightly. Add water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Strain through a jelly bag, reserving 6 cups juice. Pour juice into a large kettle; gradually stir in sugar until dissolved. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Add pectin; bring to a full rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Skim foam. Pour hot into sterilized hot jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Adjust caps. Process for 5 minutes in a boiling-water bath.

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my daughter (and I) made this and entered it in the county fair. She won grand champion in her division with this recipe. We used frozen blueberries, and made 1/2 a recipe. The hardest thing was...

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Thanks for the recipe! This is an easy recipe to follow. Though I also had trouble getting the appropriate amount of juice from the crushed berries the first time around with the 45 min cooking ...

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my daughter (and I) made this and entered it in the county fair. She won grand champion in her division with this recipe. We used frozen blueberries, and made 1/2 a recipe. The hardest thing was...

Thanks for the recipe! This is an easy recipe to follow. Though I also had trouble getting the appropriate amount of juice from the crushed berries the first time around with the 45 min cooking ...

Love this recipe! I only have a few changes that I like. I tend to boil the berries for about 20 minutes, use only 8 cups of sugar, and use sure-jell. Wonderful flavor, am making a batch for ...

This is the first time I have ever tried to make jelly of any kind. This is the easiest way to get it done!!! I was even able to do it with three grand kids running through the house!!! I use...

This came out really well. I used 6 cups of blueberries and added 5 cups of water, boiled for 45 minutes and got about 5 cups of juice. Put the blueberries back into the pot with another cup o...

After 45 minutes of cooking, we had less than 1 cup of juice left. We added more water and reheated the berries, processed as instructed and the jelly won't set. I'm disappointed to say the leas...

I have been looking for a blueberry "jelly" recipe and all i could find were jam recipes. Fixed 2 batches of this recipe tonight and i am very pleased with the outcome. Thank you for sharing y...

I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. I have tried this recipe 2 times and it still won't set. It is still liquid. The taste is amazing, I just wish it would set.

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