Following the directions on your pectin package is the best way to proceed.
Jars are in the hot water bath, sterilizing.
Below, sugar has been added to the juice & pectin....waiting for the boil.
Boil for 1 minute....then pour into jars and process in a hotwater bath.
10 minutes in a hot water bath. Now....some recipes say to skip this step. It comes down to personal preference. I have it done both ways. However, my daughter makes jellies and jams for 4-H, and a hotwater bath is required for judging. I also feel better about the sealing process.
Isn't it beautiful????
I always have a small glass container handy for the amount that won't fit into jars. Plus, who can wait to sample it? Kids are going to be excited when they get home from school today.
As mentioned, I do also make jalapeno apple jelly. It makes the BEST sauce for meatballs!
Now.....time to make time for the hard part.....eating the jelly!