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This recipe belongs to my brother, who recently passed away. He did a good job on this recipe. I can't make it as good as he could. I don't know what his secret was.

Ingredients

3 cups frozen strawberries, drained, or 3 cups fresh berries, washed, stemmed and sliced
5 cups sugar
1 package Sure-Jell fruit pectin
1 cup water

Instructions

If using frozen berries, thaw and drain most of the juice. If using fresh berries, wash, stem and slice them. In a large mixing bowl, place berries and sugar. Stir with a plastic spoon about 5 minutes; let stand. Stir every 10 or 15 minutes until sugar is dissolved. (It's important for all the sugar to be dissolved.) In a small saucepan, dissolve the pectin in 1 cup water and heat to boiling; boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir pectin into berries for 3 minutes. Refrigerate mixture. Stir mixture again, then add to jelly jars and keep in the refrigerator. Recipe fills about 6 jelly jars.

Janie Sue Klawon, Rock Island



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