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Pomegranate Jelly Recipe

This quick and simple pomegranate jelly recipe makes a perfect gift. The secret is to use fresh or top quality store-bought pomegranate juice! 

Jar of homemade pomegranate Jelly with a spoon scooping

THIS Homemade Pomegranate Jelly Recipe is another from my past.

My grandparents had two giant pomegranate bushes in their yard. We would help pick the fresh fruit and would get completely stained as we ate the tiny seeds.

It was one of my favorite memories with my siblings. My grandma would take all of the seeds that we didn’t eat and make jelly. This jelly.

It is so unbelievably good. There is nothing quite like a warm piece of toast, slathered in melted butter, and spread with pomegranate jelly.

Recipe Features:

  • 3-Ingredients: That’s all you need for this super simple recipe!
  • Holiday Favorite: Pomegranate is the very best homemade jelly.
  • Great for Gift Giving!
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What You’ll Need:

I make this recipe and can it according to the directions that came with my water bath. Tie a bow around the jar once it has cooled and you have a beautiful gift ready for giving.

Use it for:

  • New neighbors
  • Old neighbors
  • New parent gifts
  • Birthdays
  • Christmas
  • Or any other holiday

Only three ingredients means this recipe could NOT be easier. Head to the store and pick up the following…

  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Pectin

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Stir together the pomegranate juice and sugar in a large pot.
  2. Bring to a rapid boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the pectin.
  4. Cook until the jelly reaches 220 degrees. Test for setting and move on to the next step.
  5. Place in freezer jars or seal in canning jars according to the instructions on your canner.
pomegranate jelly recipe

Tips and FAQs:

This recipe is actually super simple and uses minimal ingredients. All you need is juice, pectin and sugar.

Rapid boil until a thermometer reads 220 degrees or your jelly passes the spoon test. Fill sterile jars and seal closed.

Easy as pie.

What exactly is pectin?

Pectin is a starch that helps your jelly set or become more solid. It is the key ingredient in making jams and jellies. You can use a powdered or liquid version. Either will work with this recipe. I use the powder.

Can you use store bought juice for jelly?

Yes. I always try to use fresh squeezed fruit juice. However, sometimes it is just easier to use store bought versions. For this recipe I suggest purchasing quality 100% pomegranate juice. Try to avoid juice that contains added sugar.

Homemade Pomegranate Jelly

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes

This quick and simple pomegranate jelly makes a perfect gift. The secret is to use fresh or top quality store-bought pomegranate juice! 

Ingredients

  • 7 cups of pure pomegranate juice
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 1 package pectin

Instructions

1. Stir together the pomegranate juice and sugar in a large pot.

2. Bring to a rapid boil over high heat.

3. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the pectin.

4. Cook until the jelly reaches 220 degrees. Test for setting and move on to the next step.

5. Place in freezer jars or seal in canning jars according to the instructions on your canner.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 30 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 9mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 0gSugar: 47gProtein: 0g

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Nour

Monday 17th of August 2020

Hi can i replace the pectin with other or could don't use it??

Jesseca

Monday 17th of August 2020

I have never made jelly without pectin, so I would not be a great resource for substitutions on that ingredient.

Casey

Friday 10th of August 2018

This recipe was good. Mine was a little runny but still tasty. Wish it included a cooking temperature.

Jeri

Sunday 14th of January 2018

This is an absolutely amazing recipe. I made my pomegranate jelly this year and wanted to try a new recipe and this was the best by far. This recipe is going in my recipe box and it will be passed down no doubt. Thankyou

Rachel

Wednesday 6th of July 2016

How long does it take to set in canning jars

Rebekah

Wednesday 14th of January 2015

If you use the PomWonderful, do you still add the sugar?

Jesseca

Wednesday 14th of January 2015

Yes. PomWonderful is 100% pure juice but you can adjust the amount of sugar if you prefer.

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