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How to Make Fruit Jelly

Posted on May 27th, 2022
Fruit Jelly Blog

Written By Sam Henselijn

Fruit jelly is a semisolid snack made with preserved mixtures of sugar and fruit juice. They are an intelligent method to protect and enjoy fruit flavors for a long time. Fruit jellies are easy to make as they do not require much and can easily be made at home. The next part of this article aims to teach you how to make fruit jelly.

Ingredients Used to Make Fruit Jelly

Fruit jelly requires a few ingredients to make them. They are;

  • Fruit

You can use high pectin and fruits that contain high acids, such as crabapples, lemons, cranberries, tart apples, blackberries, concord grapes, gooseberries, and currants. The essence of the high pectin is to ensure the gel is smooth and proper.

  • Sugar

They work hand-in-hand with the fruit acids ad pectin to make -

the jelly’s gel texture. Ensure you use the right amount of sugar because a lesser quantity will prevent your jelly from setting, and using too much sugar can make your jelly stiff. You must ensure you measure the sugar correctly – according to the quantity you want to make.

  • Pectin

This is a necessary ingredient to make because of its ability to form your desired gelling effect. Naturally, fruits have natural pectin, but some have a lower amount, such as fresh strawberries. In such a case, you can supplement the fruit that contains low pectin with commercial pectin-like powder orb liquid. Also, you can use an ingredient with high pectins, like fresh lemon juice.

The Equipment to Use

There is specific equipment to consider before you decide to make fruit jelly. Using a heavy-bottomed large saucepan or pot prevents the fruit from getting scorched due to the heat and provides a larger surface to make evaporation possible.

When making, you need to reduce the water in the fruit, which will cause them to be thicker, especially when you add sugar. That is the essence of a thick-bottomed pot, as it helps you cook the jelly for a more extended period without causing your ingredients to burn.

  • Jelly Jars

Heat-proof glass jars with a pint and seal are an excellent place to store fruit jellies after cooking. It is essential to preserve it in an airtight container and let the lid get sucked down into the vacuum to make the seal strong.

  • Wooden Spoon or Heatproof Spatula

These utensils do not easily get overheated nor have any chemical reaction with acidic foods like their metal counterparts. Also, unlike plastic spoons or spatulas, Wooden Spoon or Heatproof Spatula do not release chemicals or melt into food when hot.

  • Jelly Bag

A jelly bag is unnecessary, but it makes juicing your fruits easier and neater. You can use cheesecloth if you do not have a jelly bag.

Best Fruits for Making Fruit Jelly

Fruits that contain more tart have more natural fruit pectin. An essential part of knowing how to make fruit jelly is to know the best fruits used in making them. They include;

o   Crabapples

o   Berries

o   Apples

o   Cranberries

o   Grapes

How to Make Fruit Jelly

Aside from the ingredients stated above, other components are -

used to make fruit jellies. For the quantity and type of fruit jelly that will be focused on in this article, let’s have a look at the ingredients;

o   2 1/2 cups sugar

o   4 packets of powdered gelatin which sums up to a total of 1 ounce

o   2 cups of jam or fruit preserves

o   1 1/3 cups of any flavor of fruit juice or water


Step 1

Put 2/3 of the cup of juice into a measuring cup or small bowl, and afterward, sprinkle the gelatin. Allow it to stay put for 5 minutes while you combine the leftover 2/3 of the cup of juice and 1 ½ cups of sugar in a medium saucepan.

Boil these ingredients through medium-high while you cook and stir until the sugar dissolves after about 5 minutes. Then, add your preservatives and combine them by whisking. Boil again until you cook it to a thick and syrupy state for about 2 minutes.

Next, add a mixture of gelatin and whisk until it dissolves. Then, through a fine-mesh sieve, pour it into a baking dish that is 8-inch square. Afterward, please put it in the refrigerator until it sets – this could take 3 hours or even 2 weeks.

Step 2

Put 1 cup of sugar leftover in a shadow bowl or pie plate. Furthermore, you can cut the fruit jelly into1-inch squares and toss sugar into them to coat them properly right before serving. However, keep the jellies uncoated and tightly cover them with plastic wrap. Finally, please place them in a refrigerator.

However, if you do not wish to go through the stress of making fruit jellies, you can easily order delicious Jelly Fruits from L’Orenta here. The product is highly nutritional, with guaranteed freshness and fast shipping. You can quickly get your fruit jelly with no stress through this means.

The Takeaway

The main essence is to enlighten you on the fundamentals of making fruit jelly without having to make a mess or a mistake in the preparation process. A clear understanding of this article ensures more knowledge concerning fruit jellies.

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