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Granny’s Watermelon Jelly

June 11, 2014

Granny’s Watermelon Jelly

Granny’s Watermelon Jelly

pureed watermelon, after seeds and rind removed
2 Tbsp Lemon juice for every 3 cups pureed watermelon
1/4 cup water for every 3 cups pureed watermelon
1 cups sugar for every 1 cup pureed watermelon
1/3 cup dry pectin (1 box) for every 3 cups pureed watermelon

Example:
3 cups pureed watermelon
2 Tbsp Lemon juice
1/4 cup water
3 cups sugar, granulated
1/3 cup dry pectin (1 box)

Remove watermelon from the rind. Remove seeds. Puree in blender or food processor…measure.

Heat pureed watermelon, lemon juice and water to gentle boil.

Mix sugar and pectin together, add to watermelon, bring to full boil for 2 minutes or until jell point is reached.

How to test when jell point is reached: Dip a large spoon into boiling jelly. Tilt spoon until liquid runs over the side. When the liquid has reached the jellying stage it will stop flowing from the spoon in a stream and divide into two distinct drops which run together and leave the edge of the spoon in one large sheet. At this point remove jelly from heat.

In the Meantime Sterilize jars, rings and lids.

When Jell point is reached remove from heat, fill sterile jars, wipe rim, seal with sterile lids and rings.

Let cool until morning then label and keep in a dark cool place until ready to use. Enjoy!!

Always make jelly in small batches for best results.

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6 Comments
  1. Carol permalink

    Followed exact directions & it didn’t set. Not my 1st time makin jelly.

    • Sometimes I omit the extra water if the watermelon is juicy enough….I bringing it to the gel point may take a longer boil time….I usually check the gel point by how it drips off my spoon….one time I had to add more dry pectin to reach the gel point.

      • Can I use the liquid pectin instead of the dry? Thanks for sharing. I am making this tomorrow. I have 2 beautiful watermelons and I’m making preserves out of the rinds. I love that. I’ve never tried using the red part though I always eat that to quick!!

      • yes, you may use liquid pectin…make sure you follow the instructions on the container to get a firm jelly…have fun now!

  2. Christy Meng permalink

    I made this last week and out of all the jams and jellies I made this was everyones favorite. Unfortunately it is now all gone so I have to make More! Screams Summertime! Thank you for sharing..

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