Making Jelly from Fruit Juice

May 26, 2011

Making Jelly from Fruit JuiceI would like recipes for jellies made from storebought juices, like cranberry, blueberry, kiwi, etc.

By Alie T.



May 27, 20111 found this helpful
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This is quite simple and fun!
You will need:
2 cups apple,grape, or other juice
3-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. butter or margarine
1 package fruit pectin
canner or stock pot
4 4-ounce jelly jars with lids
Mix sugar and juice in a 2-quart sauce pan and bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Add fruit pectin and return to boil.

Boil for one minute. Remove from heat and skim the foam from the top with a large spoon.

Ladle jelly into hot sterilized jars. Fill to 1/4 inch from the top. Wipe the rim of the jars with a damp cloth to remove any traces of jelly. Seal tightly.

Process for 5 minutes in a hot water bath canner. You can use a stock pot or any other pan that allows enough room for the jars and 2 inches of water over them.


Remove from hot water and set the jars on a folded cloth on the counter top. A kitchen towel works fine. Keep the jelly away from drafts until cooled. You may hear the seals on the jars snap as they fully seal. This is fine.

Check lids to make sure they are sealed once they have cooled. The center of the lid to the jelly jar will indent when sealed. Occasionally a jar does not seal. If you encounter this problem, simply store your jelly in the refrigerator until used.

Best wishes, hope this helps!

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May 31, 20111 found this helpful
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Grape Jelly from
I like this because it makes like 1 1/2 quarts; we eat it quick enough that I don't even process it, just put it in the fridge & eat it on toast & PBJs! We use frozen concentrate and don't dilute it, because we like the strong delicious grape flavor. But do what you like!


3 cups grape juice (Prepared from frozen concentrate is fine)
1 package powdered pectin
4 cups sugar
In a large saucepan combine the prepared grape juice and the powdered pectin. Stir it up to eliminate all of the lumps. Bring the mixture to a full boil over medium heat, stirring some as necessary. Add the sugar and return the mixture to a boil. Boil for a full minute and remove from heat. Ladle the jelly into clean sterilized jars and seal with bands and lids. Process in a boiling water bath for about 10 minutes to seal. Remove the jars and allow to cool before storing on the pantry shelf. Makes about 5 cups.

Or just pour into 1qt jar & 1pt jar, put in the fridge if you're going to eat it within 6 weeks or so.

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January 15, 2020

I have a bottle of orange juice from the dairy department. Can you make jelly from it and how? My son left a bottle in fridge.


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January 15, 20200 found this helpful
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Most of the recipes that are online call for frozen orange juice. However I did find one for fresh orange juice and it seems rather simple to make.


You can try this one and you don't really need to cook it.

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September 13, 2019

I have never done this. I have frozen fruit juice made from fresh fruit. I have asked others and they all have a different way to make jelly. Or they make it for me. I don't want them to make it for me. So please help!


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September 13, 20190 found this helpful

It is possible. Instructions are here

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September 14, 20190 found this helpful

This one is new to me, so I had to do some digging. Don't know know our beloved Thrifty Fun already has a nice thread on this very topic:


Who knew!! Just be safe in the process. Canning is a very precise method and speaking from the point of view of someone who got quite ill from a poorly canned product, just be sure to follow the instructions to the letter.


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September 14, 20191 found this helpful

There are a lot of ways to make jelly and it normally isn't that hard. My grandma would can grape jelly using frozen grape juice. It is basically sugar and some pectin mixed together and cooked up. I would follow the recipe here on the site if I were you. I read this recipe and it was the same as my grandma used and it turned out perfect. Here is the link for you.

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August 20, 2010

I'm wondering if anyone has tried making blueberry jelly from Ocean Spray blueberry juice? Blueberries are very expensive this year and I thought this might be a cheaper alternative, I know you can make jelly from the cranberry juice. If anyone has made it this way I would appreciate hearing how it turned out and what recipe they used. Thanks.

By glenda eileen lockhart from Nova Scotia


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June 3, 2016

This page contains a frozen orange juice jelly recipe. Juice can be used instead of fresh fruit to make delicious jellies.

Orange Jelly (or marmalade) in a glass bowl with a clear plastic spoon of jelly laying across the top

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July 7, 2009

I was given several free bottles of Juicy Juice with no sugar added and was wondering if I can make jelly for Christmas gifts, any recipes? I do have 3 boxes of Surejell ready for use also.

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August 20, 2010

How do I make grape jelly from grape juice?

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