Isn’t that a gorgeous jelly?? It’s an even prettier orangey pink in person! It’s a jar of Grapefruit Jelly, and it. is. delicious. It’s sweet, it’s tangy, and dare I say, it’s sparkly? lol I know that sounds crazy, but that’s just what I think when I eat it. I gave away/sold every single jar of this first batch within 5 hours of making it, and I still have people wanting it!! It’s a very simple recipe that won’t take you any time at all. You need to know the basics of making jelly, which I went into a little more in depth in this post. I used Ruby Red Grapefruit juice from the $ Tree for this, and it was wonderful, so I wouldn’t spend a lot getting a name brand. I packaged some of these up and gave them away in Christmas baskets, too, and my littlest sister, who is heading back to college tomorrow (sad face 😦 ) is taking a jar with her because she likes to dip crackers in it! Weird, I know, but I’ll bet this, served over cream cheese at a party would be gone in no time flat. Let me know what you think!!!
3 1/2 cups grapefruit juice (I got mine from $ Tree)
1 package powdered pectin
4 cups sugar
Combine the grapefruit juice and powdered pectin in a large, heavy bottomed pot and bring to a boil on high heat.
Remove from heat. Skim off any foam and ladle into hot, sterilized jars. Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes. Remove from water. Let sit at room temperature (on a dishtowel) for 24 hours, making sure the jars have sealed.