Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Blackberry Jelly

Lots of work, but so worth it. Now I remember why I haven't made it in over 20 years! These are tame blackberries my mom picks for me from their backyard. It takes alot of berries to make the 4 cups of juice needed. I use SureJell Certo as the fruit pectin. All eleven pints "pinged". I was so worried! Now I plan on making apple and grape from organic juice. No using a sieve for those! Cuts the work in half. If I can get some hot peppers from my cousin I want to make pepper jelly. This is so good to pour over a block of softened cream cheese and eat with crackers. I haven't made it before, but it looks easy enough. I have had the store bought kind. Homemade has to be better right? :o)
My friends, Peggy and Michelle are both having give-a-ways. Hop on over!


Tonya's Sewing Room said...

my mom gave me two bushels of tomatoes to can...down one bushel and one more to go.....i would love to make jelly. is it easy? yes, the "ping" or "pop" is music to my ears.

Michelle said...

Yum! We had wild blackberries all over the last base we lived. I made quite a few batches of jam. Delicious!

Lori in South Dakota said...

your blackberry jelly looks so good!! I bet it would be fabulous on pancakes or waffles too! I'm munching away on tomatoes here too, it's that time of year!!