Pomegranate Jelly Recipe

This Pomegranate Jelly Recipe comes from the Better Homes and Gardens Can It! book. Read my full book review here.  Festive jelly couldn’t be any easier to make-no cutting, chopping or cleaning of fruit. Just combine ingredients, cook and process!

Pomegranate Jelly Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 cups Pomegranate Juice (I used Organic)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1.75 oz package regular powdered fruit pectin
  • 4 1/2 cups sugar

Pomegranate Jelly Recipe Directions

  1. In a 6-8 quart heavy pot combine pomegranate juice and lemon juice.
  2. Sprinkle with pectin. Let stand at room temperature for 1 to 2 minutes; then stir to dissolve pectin.
  3. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring frequently.
  4. Stir in sugar. Return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly.
  5. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Quickly skim off foam with metal spoon.
  6. Ladle hot jelly into hot, sterilized half-pint jars, leaving a 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids
  7. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner for 5 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks. Let stand at room temperature until jelly sets.

Makes 5 half-pints.

Done processing, now cooling down on counter (it is recommended to use wire racks)
Pomegranate Jelly all cooled down, Jelly is set and now marked as such!

Okay, now that you have the Pomegranate Jelly Recipe, let me give you some tips!

  • when you need to skim off foam after heating the jelly, I had to wait a couple minutes for the foam to harden to easily skim off the foam.
  • heat the lids in a simmering pot to soften the glue rim for a better seal
  • I was able to ladle out 7 half-pint jars…no complaints here!! 🙂
  • I didn’t have wire racks for cooling so I used a kitchen towel on the counter…seemed to work fine
  • my jelly didn’t set for over 18 hours after being cooled, totally normal but being patient is difficult! 🙂
  • after the jelly has set and cooled, write on top of the lid what the contents are and the date made
  • attach a cute homemade tag with string, perhaps attach a spreading knife (goodwill) and it makes a great little gift!
  • ENJOY! Great on toast and mixed in with yogurt or cereal!
    The waiting is over! Time to have some yummy Pomegranate Jelly!
    I added some cute fabric scraps and raffia I had laying around and voila! Cute and delicious gifts ready to go! YUM!
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Joanna feels blessed to be a mom and homemaker for her family and loves a good cup of coffee (or two) while chatting with friends! Joanna is also a dog enthusiast! Joanna was an author on AkronOhioMoms.com from 2010-2012.
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