Pure sweetness in a jar! Top your favorite toast, muffin or biscuit with this Pomegranate Jelly and you’ll smile with delight the whole day through!
If you’ve got the winter blues, one taste of this incredible jelly will immediately chase the clouds away and bring a little sunshine to your gloomy day!
This beautiful and tasty jelly only takes a few ingredients, a bit of canning know-how and of course your love for sweets. My friend Linda is a super canner and is always bringing something to the office to tempt everyone!
As you may recall, she also brought me the scrumptious Jalapeno Pepper Jelly – which was both sweet and hot.
This time it’s red, delicious and pure sweetness. If you like pomegranates, you will love this jelly. As a matter of fact, I quickly went through my first jar and was given another to smother on my favorite muffins for breakfast. In my mind, a great way to start the day!
Now, I am not a canner — but if you are, this lip-smacking, vibrant jelly would be a delightful gift to give to family, friends or co-workers during the holidays!
(recipe adapted from Linda)
5 cups fresh 100% pure pomegranate juice
8 cups granulated sugar
2 lemons, juiced
8 oz. Certo liquid pectin (2-1/2 pouches)
12 – 8 oz. (1/2 pint) jars, sterilized and hot
Combine pomegranate juice, lemon juice and sugar in a large, stainless steel saucepan. Bring to boil over high heat. Stir in the liquid pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil, and continue to boil for exactly 3 minutes. Remove from heat, and skim off foam.
Ladle into hot, sterilized jars to within about 1/4 inch of the top. Seal and process in a boiling water canner for 5 minutes. Remove jars from water and let cool completely. Once opened, store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Note from Linda: If you are making your own pomegranate juice, be sure to process and strain throughly to remove any seeds and pith or your jelly could be cloudy in color and bitter to the taste.
So there you go, fresh Pomegranate Jelly — pure and simple!