Orange Juice Jelly


This is a great orange jelly recipe for when you are in the mood to make jelly but have no fresh fruit on hand.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 30 mins
3 half-pint jars


  • 2 (6 ounce) cans frozen orange juice concentrate

  • 2 ½ cups water

  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin

  • 4 ½ cups white sugar

  • 6 half pint canning jars with lids and rings


  1. Place orange juice concentrate, water, and pectin in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Once mixture reaches a boil, add sugar and return to a simmer, stirring constantly. Boil hard for 1 minute, then remove from heat and skim off any scum that has formed at the top.

  2. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes.

  3. Pour jelly into the hot, sterilized jars, filling within 1/2 inch of the top. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids; screw on rings.

  4. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water, if necessary, until water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 5 minutes.

  5. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool.

  6. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (the lid does not move up or down at all).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

173 Calories
44g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 173
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 44g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 25mg 123%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 121mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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