*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                           Sure-Jell® Plum Jelly
 Recipe By     : Sure Jell
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    5 1/2  cups          Prepared plum juice*
    6 1/2  cups          sugar
    1      box           SURE.JELL Fruit Pectin
      1/2  teaspoon      butter or margarine -- optional
 *(made from about 5 lb.  fully ripe plums and 1 1/2 cups water) BOIL jars on
 rack in large pot filled with water 10 minutes.  Place flat lids in saucepan
 with water.  Bring to boil.  Remove from heat.  Let jars and lids stand in hot
 water until ready to fill.  Drain well before filling.  PIT plums; do not
 peel.  Finely chop or grind fruit.  Place in saucepan; add 1 1/2 cups water.
 Bring to boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring
 occasionally.  Place 3 layers of damp cheesecloth or jelly bag in large bowl.
 Pour prepared fruit into cheesecloth.  Tie cheesecloth closed, hang and let
 drip into bowl until dripping stops.  Press gently to keep juice clear.
 Measure 5 1/2 cups into 6- or 8-quart saucepot.  MEASURE sugar into separate
 bowl (Scrape excess sugar from cup with spatula to level for exact measure.)
 Stir fruit pectin into juice in saucepot.  Add butter.  Bring mixture to full
 rolling boil on high heat, stirring constantly.  Quickly stir in all sugar.
 Bring to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly.
 Remove from heat, skim off any foam with metal spoon.  Ladle quickly into
 prepared jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of tops.  Wipe jar rims and threads.
 Cover with two-piece lids.  Screw bands tightly.  *Invert jars 5 minutes, then
 turn upright.  After jars are cool, check seals.  Makes about 8 (1 cup) jars.
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