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,


Pomegranate Jelly

Pomegranate Jelly


  1. 4 cups store-bought pomegranate juice
  2. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  3. 6 cups sugar
  4. 1 1/2 pouches liquid pectin (3 ounces each; 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon)


  1. Put pomegranate juice, lemon juice, and sugar into a large stockpot. Bring to a rolling boil.
  2. Add liquid pectin; return to a rolling boil, and cook 1 minute.
  3. Immediately transfer jelly to jars.
  4. 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.

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