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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.

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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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    end of the world is evidently approaching.”
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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.
    “When you get to the end of all the light you know
    and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown,
    faith is knowing that one of two things will happen:
    you will be given something solid to stand on,
    or you will be taught how to fly.” - Edward Teller


    “Our Earth is degenerate in these later days;
    there are signs that the world is speedily
    coming to an end;
    bribery and corruption are common; children no
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    end of the world is evidently approaching.”
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    and the wisdom to know the difference
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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
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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!!!

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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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