Question about Jelly?

lakemayorSeptember 18, 2012

I was preparing a batch of Habanero Gold Jelly when I discovered I am out of Certo liquid pectin. Can I use Sure Jell fruit pectin as a substitute?

I have made two batches using Certo and they turned out perfect. I'm afraid to substitute unless I hear from the CF experts.

Thanks - Karen

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annie1992

I just got back and answered your email, but I'll post here too.
Recipes that are formulated for use with liquid pectin like Certo are not formulated for powdered pectin like Sure Jell, they are not interchangeable products.

Will it work? Maybe, but most likely not. Of course, if it doesn't set it makes great glaze for grilled chicken.....

Annie

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 8:31PM
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lakemayor

Thanks Annie, I thought maybe your were gone. Thanks for getting back to me. I guess I'll have to make a trip to the store tomorrow.

Karen

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 8:49PM
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mustangs81

Karen, I'm glad Annie chimed in 'cause you don't want to ruin the best jelly there is! I have bought numerous pepper jellies over the years and fine none better than Annie's recipe for Habanero Gold Jelly. My favorite breakfast is bagel with cream cheese and HGJ.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 8:58PM
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annie1992

Cathy, I'm glad you like it. I'm a heat wuss but something about the sweet and hot in that jelly makes a bagel with cream cheese perfect for breakfast. Even I can eat it.

That recipe came from the Bernardin website, so I guess I owe that Grand Champion ribbon I got at this year's fair to Canada!

Annie

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 11:01PM
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annie1992

So, Karen, how did the jelly turn out? My habaneros did very well this year, I've already made a dozen jars of jelly and some hot sauce.

Annie

    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 10:25AM
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lakemayor

Sorry for not answering Annie. I just didn't see your post. It turned out really well. I have canned about 24 jars. Two didn't seal. Can I put them back in a HWB?

Also Annie, you shared your recipe for the hot sauce made with Habanero peppers and I can't find it. Would you share again or would someone else please share it if they have it.

Karen

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 9:59AM
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annie1992

Karen, the hot sauce recipe is on the other thread you posted.

Sure, you can add new lids and reprocess the jelly, but the "rules" say within 24 hours. I usually keep an eye on the jars when I take them out of the canner. If they haven't sealed within a hour, I reprocess them right then. I might "waste" a lid by reprocessing something that might have sealed, but I'd rather do that and not have to worry about using up a jar immediately.

Happy Canning.

Annie

    Bookmark   October 5, 2012 at 10:21PM
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