Homemade Wild Plum Jelly
Homemade Wild Plum Jelly is yummy and delicious!
package powdered fruit pectin
Rinse and remove stems from plums.
Cut plums in half and remove the pits. Discard the pits and add pitted plums in a bowl.
Chop up pitted plums and add to a pot.
Add 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Boil for 30 minutes. Use a potato masher to help break up the mixture even more.
Put a colander or strainer over a larger bowl and cover with several layers of cheese cloths.
Pour plum mixture over cheese cloth and let the juice strain into the bowl. This can take up to a few hours.
Pour 5 1/2 cups of plum juice into a large pot. If you didn't get 5 1/2 cups of juice add in some water to make a total of 51/2 cups of liquid.
Add in 1 box of pectin and stir well.
Bring mixture to a boil.
Add in 7 cups of sugar and bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and skim off any foam.
Ladle into hot sterilized jars making sure to leave 1/4 inch head space. Add lids and rings and process in a hot water bath canner for 5-10 minutes.
Makes about 5 pints.