Continue stirring and add one envelope of pectin. There are different types of pectin available at the supermarkets. It comes in a liquid form or a powder, both types work well. It also comes with a variety of recipes and directions to follow. After you have added your pectin, time it for one more full minute on a rapid boil. Then, remove from the heat.
Step 6: Boil Water
Bring some water to a full boil in a large canning pot and add clean, empty jelly jars. Place lids and rims into another pan and bring to a low boil. It is important to have your jars and lids hot when canning.
Step 7: Fill Jars
Take one jar out of the canner at a time and ladle hot jam into the jar filling it about 1/8 inch from the rim.
Step 8: Remove Bubbles
Run a table knife around the edges of the jar to release any air bubbles. Clean off the rim with a damp cloth to remove any spilled jam or seeds.
Step 9: Hot Water Bath
Place hot lid and rim on jar and tighten. When you have filled all your jars, place them back into the hot water filled canning pot on a rack and bring to a boil for 10-15 minutes.
Step 10: Remove Jars
Remove the jars from the canner and place on a kitchen towel on the counter or table to cool. When you hear the popping sounds you will know your jars are sealed.
Step 11: Enjoy
Canning is such a rewarding process on so many levels. You control what you put into it and you have the satisfaction of doing it yourself. Enjoy it and share it with others.
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