Watermelon Jelly

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If you have never tried watermelon jelly, don’t wait any longer.  We grow watermelon and always have extra.  Perfect solution is to make watermelon jelly.  I gave a jar to a friend and she reported back both her and her husband loved it.

This recipe is for you Claudette.

12 cups watermelon (no seeds or rind)
10 cups sugar
9 Tablespoons lemon juice
3 packages dry pectin

Place diced watermelon in a blender or food processor.  Blend until smooth.  Pour watermelon into large stock pot and bring to a slow boil.  Add lemon juice.
In separate bowl put in 3/4 cup sugar and pectin.  Add mixture to the watermelon juice.
Turn heat to medium to high heat and bring to a full boil.  Stir so it doesn’t stick and burn.  When reaches a full boil, add rest of sugar.  Boil for 1 minute.

Fill jars and wipe rims clean.  Add lid and ring.

Process in water bath for 10 minutes.

Soon you will have beautiful red watermelon jelly to slather on toast, sandwiches, crackers etc.  ENJOY!

 

57 thoughts on “Watermelon Jelly

  1. Watermelon is one of my favorites!! I’ve never thought about watermelon jelly – I am so giving this a try!

  2. I’ve never had watermelon jelly and watermelon is my favorite food during the summertime. I have one chilling in the fridge right now. I’d love to make some jelly. Sounds amazing!

  3. Watermelon jelly sounds so good, I have never thought of using watermelon this way. I am curious to know if I can make it successfully with less sugar? would really like to try it

  4. I have never had watermelon jelly. It does look like something I would love to try making. I was just wondering if I could replace the sugar with an artificial sweetener, like Stevia? I am diabetic and that much sugar would take me to the emergency room. 🙂

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