Growing up I never had store bought jelly. Here are the tips and tricks to make great jelly from fresh fruit for perfect jelly every time.
- 4 cups sugar
- 5 pounds fruit
- 4 1/2 tablespoons pectin
- First wash the Sugar Tree Plums really well in a colander.
- Next cut the plums in half around the pit and place in a large sauce pan over medium high heat. Be sure to wear old clothes, since Sugar Tree Plums are very juicy. Place all the plums in the pan with the skins and pits to cook. No extra water is needed, since there is enough juice in these plums.
- Once the plums start to boil turn down the heat to medium low and cover with a lid. Let this simmer for about an hour. Stirring every 10 -15 mins. You will notice the plums start to break down more and more as they cook. It starts to look like plum soup.