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Currant Raspberry Jelly

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  Red currants 1 Quart
  Ripe red raspberries 2 Pint
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Paraffin 1
  Sugar 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Liquid fruit pectin 3 Ounce (Half 6 Ounce Package)

1. Remove stems from currants; rinse currants and drain. Rinse and drain raspberries. In heavy 4-quart saucepan, with potato masher or slotted spoon, thoroughly crush currants and raspberries. Over high heat, heat mixture to boiling, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes or until fruit is very soft, stirring mixture occasionally.
2. Line colander or very large strainer with about 4 layers damp cheesecloth. Over large bowl, pour fruit mixture into colander; let stand until 2 cups fruit juice drains into bowl (this will take about 3 hours). If necessary, add enough water to make 2 cups juice. Do not squeeze fruit mixture in cheesecloth, or jelly may be cloudy. Set aside.
3. Prepare glasses and lids, and melt paraffin
4. In same 4-quart saucepan over high heat, heat juice, sugar, and salt to boiling, stirring constantly. Immediately stir in fruit pectin. Stirring constantly, heat until mixture comes to a full rolling boil; boil 1 minute. Remove saucepan from heat.
5. With spoon, skim off foam. Immediately ladle jelly into glasses to 1/2 inch from top and seal with paraffin When cool, cover glasses with lids.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3747 Calories from Fat 68

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.5%

Saturated Fat 0.34 g1.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 261.3 mg10.9%

Total Carbohydrates 947 g315.6%

Dietary Fiber 104.9 g419.4%

Sugars 811.5 g

Protein 25 g49.5%

Vitamin A 14.3% Vitamin C 1065.5%

Calcium 55.9% Iron 89.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Currant Raspberry Jelly Recipe