How to Sterilize Jars in Oven
Jars can be sterilized in a 225ºF oven for 10 min., then kept warm in oven until filling time.
Cooked jellies can be stored unopened on the shelf for up to 1 year. After opening, refrigerate and use within 3 weeks.
If You Don't Have a Jelly Bag
If you don't have a jelly bag, you can use cheesecloth instead. Stack 3 layers of cheesecloth, then moisten with water. Place prepared fruit on centre of cheesecloth, then gather cheesecloth at top and tie closed with kitchen string. Hang and let prepared fruit drip into bowl as directed.
How to Accurately Measure the Sugar
To ensure accuracy of the sugar measure when preparing jellies, use a dry measuring cup to measure the sugar, then place all the measured sugar in a separate bowl before adding it to the juice mixture in saucepan.