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!
THIS is another recipe 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.
It is so unbelievably good. There is nothing quite like a warm piece of toast, slathered in melted butter, and spread with pomegranate jelly.
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
- Or any other holiday
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.
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.
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How to make pomegranate jelly:
This quick and simple pomegranate jelly makes a perfect gift. The secret is to use fresh or top quality store-bought pomegranate juice!
- 7 cups of pure pomegranate juice
- 6 cups sugar
- 1 package pectin
Bring the juice and the pectin to a rapid boil on the stove. Stir in the sugar and cook until the jelly reaches 220 degrees. Test for setting and move on to the next step.
Place in freezer jars or seal in canning jars.
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