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    Easy Watermelon Jelly


    Recipe Description
    So easy to make and fast! I used 1/2 medium size watermelon and it made 7 pints.
    Preparation Steps:
    Cut up 4 cups of watermelon
    Put one box of pectin in a bowl and mix with 1/4 cup sugar - set aside
    Sanitize jars and lids by boiling for 5 minutes
    Level of Difficulty:
    Easy
    Time Needed:
    1/2 hour to 1 hour
    Ingredients:
    4 cups watermelon - no seeds or rind
    3 tbsp lemon juice
    1 box dry pectin
    3 1/2 cup sugar
    Serves:
    7 pints
    Directions:
    Place 4 cups watermelon in a blender and purify (should be 2 cups of watermelon juice when done)

    Pour into large pot and add 3 tbsp lemon juice

    Bring to full rolling boil

    Stir in pectin mixture and once again bring to rolling boil

    Stir in remaining sugar - when it reaches full boil, boil hard for one minute

    Test for thickness (use metal tbsp that has sat in ice water - take 1/2 spoonful of juice - let cool to room temperature - if it thickens to how you want it it is finished - if it isn't thick enough add more pectin and boil for one more minute

    Fill jars to 1/4 inch from top, put on lids and rings.

    Put jars in boiling water (covered with 2 inches of water) in a stock pot. Boil for 10 minutes.

    Remove from stock pot and place on a clean cloth free from draft. Let sit until the lids pop.

    Shelf life - 12 months

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    I've made this before - opening a jar in December is heavenly!

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    Mahalo, sounds like something I could do!! For the water bath - do you need any special equipment or can you use a regular stockpot?

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    I just used a regular stockpot maui. No special equipment needed.

    StaceyS - I believe it! Once we try it and if everyone likes it then I will definitely be making alot more. I couldn't believe how easy it was and how fast. Everyone (and we have company here right now) is just eyeballing them up wanting to try it.

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    That sounds positively delicious! I might do some extra for gifts this year.

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    Debbie-Cat, you rock! Thanks for the recipe - I will use yours. I wanted one that makes more than 4 half pints but I never saw one until now.

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    Starsapphire...after your post, I went and looked at my jars...they are half-pint!!!! I didn't even notice that. Thank you for saying that as I don't want to sway anybody wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie-cat View Post
    Starsapphire...after your post, I went and looked at my jars...they are half-pint!!!! I didn't even notice that. Thank you for saying that as I don't want to sway anybody wrong.
    I figured you meant half pints but still, you got 7 jars out of it and all the other recipes I saw only make 4. Plus, your recipe uses the powdered pectin and I only found recipes using the liquid which costs twice as much as here.

    Now I can't wait to make watermelon jelly! I have to wait until this weekend when I have more time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauimagic View Post
    Mahalo, sounds like something I could do!! For the water bath - do you need any special equipment or can you use a regular stockpot?

    I have a big 24 quart restaurant pot that I use. I (carefully) use some big BBQ tongs for putting in/taking out the jars.

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    Awesome, we just had our watermelon patch ripen this week and I was thinking about what to do with them. I can't believe how well my garden did this summer, we got so much rain some of my melons split
    Thanks

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    thanks for this. I can buy watermelons for $1.99 right now so this would be a great recipe to try!

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    Oh wow this sounds absolutely delicious! My family loves watermelon and I know that they would get into this. I am definitely going to try it out this weekend!

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    Sounds great AND easy! Thank you!!!

    Judi

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    Thank you what a great way to use a watermelon to My kids will so love this.

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    I never would have thought....

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