This fruity jelly is perfect for summer! Try it on ice cream, pudding, custard, and panna cotta.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
process:
5 mins
total:
50 mins
Yield:
8 half-pint jars
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 6- to 8-quart heavy pot combine raspberries and the water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Cool slightly. Transfer mixture to a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process until pureed. Pour pureed berries into a fine-mesh sieve set over a large bowl; stir and press on fruit with a large spoon to remove juice. Discard seeds and pulp. You should have about 1 1/3 cups juice.

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  • In a blender or food processor combine watermelon and lemon juice. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Pour mixture into a fine-mesh sieve set over a large bowl; stir and press on fruit with a large spoon to remove juice. Discard pulp. You should have about 2 1/3 cups juice. Combine the watermelon juice and raspberry juice; measure and, if needed, add enough water to equal 4 cups.*

  • In the same pot stir together the 4 cups juice mixture and sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Quickly stir in pectin. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Quickly skim off foam with a metal spoon.

  • Ladle hot jelly into hot, sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids and screw bands.

  • Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner 5 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks.

*Tip

The amount of juice you get from your watermelon and raspberries may vary. The key is to only use 4 cups of liquid. If you have excess juice, discard the extra or save for another use. If you don't have enough juice, add water to make 4 cups.

Nutrition Facts

49 calories; carbohydrates 13g; sugars 12g; vitamin a 28.2IU; vitamin c 1.5mg; folate 0.9mcg; potassium 11mg; calcium 1mg.
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