Black Raspberry Jelly


This traditional raspberry jelly is homemade and delicious.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 1 hrs
6 cups of jelly


  • 10 cups black raspberries

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • 5 cups white sugar

  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package powdered fruit pectin


  1. Crush black raspberries in a bowl. Pour berries into a sieve or cheesecloth over another bowl; let hang and drip into the bowl until the dripping stops. Press gently. Measure 3 cups of juice and pour into a large pot.

  2. Stir lemon juice into the pot. Stir in sugar. Bring mixture to a full, rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin quickly. Return to a full boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam from mixture using a metal spoon.

  3. Inspect canning jars for cracks and rings for rust, discarding any defective ones. Immerse in simmering water. Wash new, unused lids and rings in warm soapy water.

  4. Ladle jelly mixture quickly into hot, sterilized jars, filling within 1/8-inch from tops. Run a clean knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe rims with a moist paper towel to remove any residue. Top with lids and screw rings on tightly.

  5. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill it halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower jars 2 inches apart into boiling water using a holder. Pour in more boiling water to cover jars by at least 1 inch. Bring to a rolling boil, cover, and process for 5 minutes.

  6. Remove jars from the stockpot and let rest, several inches apart, for 24 hours. Press the center of each lid with a finger to ensure the lid does not move up or down. Remove the rings for storage and store in a cool, dark area for up to 1 year. Refrigerate opened jellies for up to 3 weeks.


If necessary, add up to 1/2 cup water to berry juice to get exactly 3 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

47 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 96
Calories 47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 21mg 0%

* 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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