Serves/Makes:3 pints approx.
- 1 lb (.5 kg). mulberries, washed
- 1 lb (.5 kg). cooking apples, washed
- 6 Tbsp (90 ml). water
- 4 cups (950 ml) sugar approx.
- Place the fruit in a large pan with the water, and bring slowly to a boil.
- Reduce the temperature to low, and simmer the fruit until it is tender and pulpy.
- Allow to cool slighly.
- Scald a jelly bag with boiling water, and drain the fruit pulp overnight without squeeezing the bag.
- Measure the juice into a clean pan, and add 2 cups (475 ml) sugar to every 2-1/2 cups (600 ml) juice.
- Put the pan on a low heat, stirring from time to time, until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Bring the pan up to a rolling boil and, after 10 minutes, test for jellying or use the candy thermometer until it reaches 220 degrees (100 C.).
- Allow to cool slightly.
- Pour into hot sterilized canning jars, leaving 1/4 inch head space.
- Wipe jar rims and adjust lids.
- Process 5 minutes in a boiling water bath.
- Since mulberries are naturally low in pectin, even with the apple, this jelly will set lightly.
Please note: For food safety, USDA no longer recommends the use of parafin for sealing.
The process time given is for processing at altitudes of 2 - 1,000 feet. Add 1 minute to the processing time for each 1,000 feet of additional altitude.