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Watermelon Jelly

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If you like the flavor of watermelon you will like this!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Seeded And Diced Watermelon
  • 3-½ cups Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 package Powder Pectin

Preparation

Food process or blend watermelon until completely smooth. That should make about 2 C of juice.

At this point I strain mine, but you do have to.

In a 6- to 8-quart Dutch oven combine the watermelon puree, sugar and lemon juice. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil (a boil that cannot be stirred down) over high heat, stirring constantly.

Stir in the pectin all at once. Return mixture to a full rolling boil; boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Take off heat. Skim off foam.

Ladle jelly into clean hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-inch head space.

Process in a boiling water bath canner for 10min. Allow to cool completely away from drafts, then store in cool, dark place. Makes 4 half-pints.

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redfox on 8.4.2011

I just pulled mine out of the water bath, and it looks really runny inside the jars too. I wish I had read the reviews first. I used the juice only, not the pulp :(

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jana37 on 1.21.2011

Thank you for this recipe! I love watermelon and will make this in the summer, Janet

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redhen on 11.3.2009

I’ve made watermelon jelly successfully. After you blend the melon the contents will settle. Only use the pulp and not the liquid. My friend and I both used the same recipe. Her’s did not set up but mine did. The only difference was that I only used the pulp and not the whole contents of the blender. It’s like summer in a jar.

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ellieb on 10.26.2009

mine didn’t set either – it is a runny watermelon syrup..

I’m thinking of freezing it and making watermelon vodka cocktails with it?

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Valerie {mayday81} on 9.18.2009

My jelly, as well, did not set! In fact, once canned the jelly separated…. I have floating watermelon on top, and what I can only assume is a thick syrup on the bottom. Haven’t opened my jars to investigate ’cause they look so pretty… *grin* Any idea what might have gone wrong? My boil wasn’t a simmer — it was raging! I used Ball powdered pectin; perhaps I should’ve gone with SureJell? Would that make a difference?

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