Our 12 Days of Edible Gifts continues with a juicy homemade jelly. I used to think that jams and jellies took hours to can, but I'm glad I realized was wrong. This recipe for pomegranate jelly takes only 15 minutes of active time, and costs under $10 to make. Most importantly, it's a heartfelt gift. Turn the jelly into a pretty package by using a festive ribbon to tie the container together with a few baguettes and a cloth napkin. To make your own pomegranate jelly this holiday,
4 cups store-bought pomegranate juice
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
6 cups sugar
1 1/2 pouches liquid pectin (3 ounces each; 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon)
- Put pomegranate juice, lemon juice, and sugar into a large stockpot. Bring to a rolling boil.
- Add liquid pectin; return to a rolling boil, and cook 1 minute.
- Immediately transfer jelly to jars.
- Set jars over an ice-water bath to cool, then transfer to refrigerator.
Makes 7 cups. Jelly will keep refrigerated for up to a month.
- Jellies/Jams, Condiments/Sauces
- North American