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Holiday Cranberry Jelly Recipe

Holiday Cranberry Jelly Recipe

Louisa May Alcott begins her account of the four March girls' life during the Christmas season. Spread some holiday cheer with this rosy pink cranberry jelly.—
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Process: 10 min. YIELD:64 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 6-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 pouches (3 ounces each) liquid fruit pectin

Directions

  • 1. In a Dutch oven, combine cranberry juice and sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; skim off foam. Carefully ladle hot liquid into hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Remove air bubbles; wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Yield: 8 half-pints.
Editor's Note: The processing time listed is for altitudes of 1,000 feet or less. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons equals 86 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.