We have an abundance of plums this year, okay no we have so many plums that we could feed our
|Lesse picking plums|
I have claimed before and will state it again I am a complete idiot when it comes to this stuff, but with the help of my support team (The Man, Grandpa H, & Grandma H) and The Ball Blue Book Of Canning and Preserving Recipes I have successfully made some yummy Plum Jelly.
First Lesse and I picked plums, okay we picked and picked plums.....I washed, sorted, and boiled the plums to make plum juice, this was rather easy! Then the recipe called for 5 1/2 cups of plum juice, 1 package of powdered pectin ( I used Sure-Jell Premium Fruit Pectin), and 7 1/2 cups of sugar.
For the processing part, or canning part I once again used my Fagor Home Canning Kit.....I cannot say enough how much I love this kit. I have used my pressure canner a few times now and my review stands the same...Fagor Home Canning Kit is perfect for learners!