Elderberry Jelly Help!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by pacountrygirl, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. pacountrygirl

    pacountrygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm trying to make some jelly. The recipe just calls for elderberry juice and sugar. It says to cook quickly until thick... well, it isn't getting thick. [​IMG]
    For those of you who made elderberry jelly do you think I should add some fruit pectin? Any help would be greatly appreciated.. [​IMG]
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Yes. I just made some today. You need to add a package of pectin. You cant make jelly without pectin.
     
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    Actually, you can make jelly without adding pectin but it isn't as stable and requires the fruit to be boiled for a few minutes before you squeeze out the juice. I learned this the hard way while trying to make syrup LOL. It kept gelling on the pancakes.

    Blackberry & blueberry both worked like this for me. It was a tasty experiment!
     
  4. pacountrygirl

    pacountrygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the advice, I'm going to go add pectin.. [​IMG]
     

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