Cut fruit in half, remove pit. Discard pit. Do not peel. Chop in food processor. Add as much sugar, plus a cup more. Let stand for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix water with sure jell and bring mixture to a boil. Per box instructions. Mix in with fruit mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Put into jars. Place lids on. Water bath canner for 5 minutes, since I used half pint jars.
- 8 cups plums
- 8 cups + 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 package sure jell
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon butter
Cover fruit with water. Pull plums from water. Cut fruit in half. Remove pit. Discard pit. Discard water.
Mix sugar with fruit, let stand and merge for 10 minutes.
Puree and Mix Sugar with Fruit
Mix Sure Jell with Water
Mix water and Sure Jell together.
Bring mixture to a boil, boil for 2 minutes. Add to sugar/fruit mixture.
Meanwhile, after letting fruit mixture merge, add 1 1/2 cups water to it, stir and then add in cooked sure jell mixture.
Bring fruit, sugar, sure jell to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.
If you notice, I put my jelly in a larger pan. The sure jell caused the liquid to rise up. So, rather than suffer a boilover, I poured the mixture into the larger pan and continued to simmer. 10 minutes.
Pour into jars, put lids and rings on. Process in boiling water bath for five minutes.
Take out of boiling water. Set on towel.
Let cool. Once cool, it's ready to store or consume.
Char Milbrett (author) from Minnesota on August 19, 2021:
Peggy Woods, thank you for your comment. It's been a long time since I tried to make jam or jelly and now, I'm on a kick. Chokecherry... Have not had that. My sister made thimbleberry jam one year... As I recall, it was good with the sweetener, but hard to eat one off the plant. Definitely an acquired taste.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 18, 2021:
What could be better than making jelly out of windfall fruit? Good job! The last jelly I made was chokecherry jelly, but I had to pick those tiny berries from the trees. The wind made your job easier.