Jaboticaba Jelly

 

Shonn Takiue

 

 

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