Cranberry Jelly

35 Makes 5 (1-cup/250-mL) jars
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Makes 5 (1-cup/250-mL) jars

Interested in making preserves like jams and jellies? Follow our recipe for Cranberry Jelly - fresh cranberries, sugar and CERTO pectin are cooked and processed to make a batch of scrumptious homemade jelly.

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  • Place cranberries in large saucepan; add water. Bring to boil on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover. Simmer 15 min., stirring occasionally. Place three layers of damp cheesecloth or jelly bag in large bowl. Pour prepared fruit into cheesecloth. Tie cheesecloth closed; hang and let drip into bowl until dripping stops.
  • Measure exactly 6 cups prepared juice into large saucepan. Add sugar; mix well. Bring to full rolling boil on high heat; boil 1 min., stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Immediately stir in pectin. Stir and skim foam for 5 min.
  • Pour immediately into warm sterilized jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of rims. Seal while hot with sterilized two-piece lids with new centres. Let stand at room temperature until set.

How to Use a Jelly Bag

Place jelly bag in its holder. Rinse bag by pouring about 2 cups of boiling water over it; drain. Set jelly bag over large bowl; pour in cooked fruit and juice. Cover and allow juice to drip slowly through jelly bag. Most of the juice will have dripped through after 4 hours. Several layers of cheesecloth layered in a mesh strainer may be used if you do not have a jelly bag.


  • Makes 5 (1-cup/250-mL) jars

Nutritional Information

Serving Size Makes 5 (1-cup/250-mL) jars
Calories 50
% Daily Value
Total fat 0g
Saturated fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Carbohydrate 13g
Dietary fibre 0g
Sugars 13g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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