I saw this recipe a few weeks ago on the Food in Jars website HERE and have been thinking about trying it ever since. Well, I have a batch in the water bath canner as I type and so far, so good. It looks yummy. Has anyone made it before??? I am curious to know if the end result tastes like watermelon really. When I sampled a bit it seems very sweet and watermelon like, but I will be amazed if the canning process doesn't change that flavor more...
I tweaked the recipe a bit after reading about problems getting the jelly to set up. I followed the Ball Blue Book and adapted it to this...
6 cups pureed seedless watermelon
5 cups white sugar
12 tablespoons bottled lemon juice
6 Tbsp. powdered pectin
a pat of butter to tamp down bubbles
My jelly set up fast. I used a little more than half of an average size seedless watermelon and got seven 4 oz. jelly jars plus 2 8 oz. jars of jelly for a total of 2 & 3/4 pints of jelly when I was done. It's my hubby's new favorite and he spreads it on top of the homemade peanut butter I made following Candy's recipe HERE last weekend.