Mayhaw or Plum Jelly

  • 4 cups mayhaw or plum juice or juice and pulp
  • 1 box fruit pectin
  • About 18 – 20 packets of Equal or Sweet One of 12 packets of Sweet ‘n Low

Measure juice into large saucepan. Stir in pectin and let sit about 10 minutes. Place over high heat and stir until mixture comes to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. Boil for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat; add artificial sweetener to taste and stir for two minutes to thoroughly. Skim off foam with a metal spoon. Pour into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe threads and jar rim clean with a damp towel. Seal with new lids prepared according to manufacturer’s instructions. Process in boiling water bath for 10 minutes or store in refrigerator.

Berry Jam with Regular Pectim: Using Artificial Sweeteners:

Add about 1/4 cup water to each quart of berries. Cook about 10 minutes. Remove seeds from about half the berries for a better texture. Use same procedure as above. You will get a product that has a good spreading consistency by without a firm get. The flavor should be even better.

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