HELP ! My jelly didn't set.....UPDATED~ I have Pepsi Jelly
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    Unhappy HELP ! My jelly didn't set.....UPDATED~ I have Pepsi Jelly

    I am trying to make "Pepsi Jelly " for my Brother (who's a Pepsi fanatic) for Christmas, it didn't set..... the directions said it could take 2 days but it's been 3, so I think I messed it up somehow...... I did do the water bath right cuz I heard my jar seal....... What went wrong ??????

    UPDATED........... I tried it again and I have Pepsi Jelly .....It's not a firm as store bought jelly, but it worked and the jar sealed too !!!!!! Thanks for all the help Ladies !!!!!!!!

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    Did you use coke instead of pepsi?
    Sorry I couldn't resist.

    I hope one of the talented non smart alleck ladies can help you figure this out.

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    Darlene, if I used Coke, he would know !!!!!!!
    He'd never forgive me.........lol
    I am a card carrying member of the smart-allecks club..... Now I know I am in good company !!!!!!!!!!

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    Lori, I just went and looked at Sunshines recipes, they all say to boil for a different amount of time? I think it will have to do with how much sugar content the Pepsi has as to which recipe is closest. You may have to compare the sugar content on the labels and then use that recipe.

    I hope Sunshine answers this, I'm sure she can help you.
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    Good thinking ! Thanks so much Dee !!!!!
    I got liquid pectin to try again....... I hope it works.....

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    I'm going to try this one.....
    DR. PEPPER JELLY OR BIG RED JELLY
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    3 1/2 c. sugar
    2 1/4 c. Dr. Pepper or Big Red soda pop
    1/4 c. lemon juice
    3 oz. liquid pectin
    Few drops red food color (if using Dr. Pepper soda)

    Combine sugar, lemon juice, and soda pop in large saucepan.
    Add red color, if necessary to make pretty color. Place
    over high heat; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir
    in pectin at once. Bring to a full boil and boil hard for 2
    minutes. Remove from heat; skim off foam with metal spoon.
    Pour into hot sterilized glasses. Cover with paraffin or
    seal jars. Cool and store in cool, dry place. Allow to set
    a few days before serving. Makes approximately 5 (6 ounce)
    glasses.

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    are you gonna substitute Pepsi?

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    yep !!!!!!!!!!!!

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    No more sabotage ya hear varmits. My pal Lori is makin up some special jelly & wants no more shenanigans.
    Hope my warning helps.

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    You've always got my back Darlene !!!!!!!!!
    Thanks !!!!!!!!!!
    Will you come over and help me make jelly ??????????? lol

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    Originally posted by captclearance
    You've always got my back Darlene !!!!!!!!!
    Thanks !!!!!!!!!!
    Will you come over and help me make jelly ??????????? lol
    Sorry Lori, can't tonight. I've got to snuggle with my sweetie.

    Uh ...well...I hear him snoring...I'll be over in a few.

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    Lori, one thing I found with doing the water bath and jelly, you can't do it for too long. I usually do mine 10 minutes at the tops. Also, I find when I do the water bath, my jelly never quite "sets". Sunshine should know about this recipe better though.

    Darlene, your a hoot!!! Love you girl and heh, snoring or not, tickle him, ummmmm in an interesting spot with one of those roses!!! He'll stop the snoring pretty darn quick!!!

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    Thanks CJ, and you are both a hoot !!!!!!!!!

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    Hope it works Darlene!

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    Sorry I can't offer any help,but I wanted to say I hope you get it to set between and now and Christmas

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