Wash freshly picked jaboticaba
Put fruit into stockpot
Add water to just under level of fruit
Bring to boil while stirring and smashing fruit
Strain fruit in jelly bag or chinois
When remaining pulp is cool, squeeze by hand
Add this to strained juice as it helps to increase color and taste.
Measure 8 cups of juice (remainder can be frozen for future use)
Bring juice to boil
Add 4 boxes of pectin and return to boil
Add 8 cups sugar and return to boil
Remove from fire and fill sterilized jars.
Seal and boil jars for 20 minutes with 2 inches or more of water covering jars.
Remove from water and let cool