Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Watermelon Jelly

I checked the ads this week and watermelon is very cheap in my local stores. So, why not make some jelly? I found one ad that had 9 lbs of seedless melon for a buck.  My husband is a great watermelon thumper.  He has the knack for finding a good melon.  I think I'll give him the assignment to bring home a great watermelon.

Watermelon Jelly
4 cups seeded, diced watermelon
3-1/2 cups sugar
2 tblsp lemon juice
1/2 of a 6 oz pkg liquid fruit pectin (1 foil pouch)

Place diced watermelon in a blender container or food processor bowl. Cover and blend or process until smooth (should have 2 cups watermelon puree). In a 6 to 8 quart kettle or Dutch oven combine the watermelon puree, sugar and lemon juice. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil ( a boil that cannot be stirred down) over high heat, stirring constantly with a long handled wooden spoon. Stir in the pectin all at once. Return mixture to a full rolling boil; boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove kettle or Dutch oven from heat; skim off foam. Ladle jelly into clean, hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids. Allow to cool completely away from drafts, then store in cool, dark place.

Makes 4 half pints.

1 comment:

  1. Hey now, I'm psyched about this! We have tons of watermelon in our garden and I thought it was a waste not to can it! Now I can! I'll try it out and let you know how it goes!