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Old 11-10-2012, 08:04 AM   #1
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Jelly didnt set!

I made four batches of jelly last night getting ready for Christmas. Not a single jar set. Not one. I did a single batch at a time with recipes I've used before. What on earth happened?!
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:24 AM   #2
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Wishing I could help but honestly don't have any idea.

Can you give them as syrup instead? Add a jar of homemade pancake mix.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:23 AM   #3
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Wishing I could help but honestly don't have any idea.

Can you give them as syrup instead? Add a jar of homemade pancake mix.
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Did you use liquid or powdered pectin? Powdered works better to me. You can rebook them and add more pectin. One of the few things in the kitchen that gets a 'do over'!
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Powdered. I know its fixable, its just really irritating. I'm trying to keep a very tight Christmas budget. Adding another $20 for more pectin and new lids sucks. Not to mention a whole night of canning down the drain.

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Re: Jelly didnt set!

If you followed the recipe exactly then I would say you probably cooked at a boil for to long I've done that a few times
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