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Plum And Orange Jelly

Ingredients
  Red plums 5 Pound
  Oranges 6 Large, peeled and sliced
  Lemon 1 , sliced
  Sugar To Taste (as needed)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Wash plums to clean.

MAKING
2. In a large kettle, place plums and add enough water to cover.
3. Stir in oranges and lemon; cook until the skin and pit of plum is separated from pulp.
4. Into a jelly bag, pour the mixture and extract juice; measure juice in cups.
5. Return juice to the kettle and stir in 3 ½ cup sugar for every 4 cups of juice; quickly boil to jellying state.
6. Remove kettle from heat; quickly skim foam from top.

FINALISING
7. Into hot sterilized jars, pour jelly leaving 1/8 inch empty on top of the jar.
8. Using a clean and dry kitchen towel, wipe the rim of jar and adjust lid.
9. Into a canner of boiling water, place the jars and process for about 5 minutes; start noting processing time after water in the canner returns to boiling.
10. Remove jars and place over a clean towel.
11. Let the jars cool down and seal completely until they are self-sealing type.
12. Alternately, hot mixture can be poured into sterilized jelly glasses leaving ½ inch on top.
13. Immediately pour melted paraffin to cover 1/8 inch of bottle.

SERVING
14. Use Plum and Orange Jelly for topping cheese cakes or any other dessert of your choice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Method: 
Canning
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Orange
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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