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    Default I made jelly!

    And it actually gelled!!!

    I've never made homemade anything before so I am pretty excited. I got a score on frozen blackberries a few weeks ago (75 cents a bag - each bag has 4 cups of berries) and I bought a ton. I was wondering what to do with all those blackberries. Anyhow, I bought "Certo" and went for it.

    Now I have to make biscuits so we can properly enjoy the jelly!

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    OMG Daisy! Im so proud for you! I've always wanted to try to make my own but the whole 'sterilizing' the jars and boiling to seal thing has turned me off of it. Maybe I'm thinking of 'preserving' or 'canning' but I thought jam/jellies were the same? (unless you're consuming asap?)

    Did you use the recipe on the back of the Certo pkg?

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    Okay - I made "JAM".

    I made a freezer version this time around. I just used plastic glad containers. My XMIL makes it all the time and it's awesome. I found the directions on the internet. I was too lazy to can and sterilize.

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    OMG - care to share the recipe/site? If you did it in Gladware then I probably can too!! I'd love to start making my own jam/jelly so I can control the sugar.

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    It's easy peasy!!!

    CERTO® Blackberry Freezer Jam recipe

    There was a tip inside the Certo box that I followed which is a bit different from this. It said to mash the berries and add in the Certo and bring to a boil. Then add all the sugar and juice and bring to a boil again. Then stir for 5 minutes. So I kinda followed two recipes at once.

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    Congratualtions!! Don't you feel the power to do any and everything now? WTG!!

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    ~Yum yum yum! Blackberry is my favorite. Great job!~

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    so, feeling like trying out another recipe? Seems like Right away after the first batch i made I was hooked, and now I am a jelly/jam making fool. hahahahah

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    Try hot pepper jelly made with jalapenos. You serve it with cream cheese on a saltine. Oooooo, yum!

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    Good job. I've never attempted it before.

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    You don't have to cook it?? I can do this!
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    Spirit Deer - I loooooooovvvveeee hot pepper jelly! I don't eat meat anymore but it also makes a delightful glaze for chicken or pork!

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    Missy - I have some strawberries that are begging me to turn them into jam. How'd you know?

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    I just made Strawberry Jam yesterday..ran out of pectin but still have some berries..now i have to get more pectin to finish up!!!! Yummy!!! Nothing like fresh, homemade goodies!!!! I will trade you one container of strawberry for one of your blackberry!!!!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisygirl View Post
    And it actually gelled!!!

    I've never made homemade anything before so I am pretty excited. I got a score on frozen blackberries a few weeks ago (75 cents a bag - each bag has 4 cups of berries) and I bought a ton. I was wondering what to do with all those blackberries. Anyhow, I bought "Certo" and went for it.

    Now I have to make biscuits so we can properly enjoy the jelly!
    14 August 2010 Making Blackberry Juice 14 August 2010 Making Blackberry Juice.

    Many blackberries are available, so juice is being made of the excess. A container of four cups of berries is filled with water, placed in a pot on the stove and gently boiled for about 20 minutes, with periodic mashing. The cooked mash is then run through a fine mesh screen. The finished product is of fine quality and nothing added. Pure! This will keep in the refrigerator for about two weeks.

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