|crushed muscadines--thanks to my strong hubby:)|
|I boiled the crushed muscadines in a couple inches of water for 25 minutes and then strained them.|
|Muscadine juice (about 4 cups) after boiling and straining (with colander and strainer or cheesecloth)|
|I brought the 3 to 4 cups of juice to a boil for 5 minutes, added about 6 cups of sugar and boiled for about 5-10 minutes. I added 1 packet of SureJel and boiled 1 more minute.|
|After all of the boiling, I poured hot jelly into prepared jelly jars.|
|I boiled the sealed jars for about 5 minutes.|
One of the things I am most passionate about is... cooking! However, I have never attempted the whole process of canning. I usually freeze our garden veggies and soups, instead of canning. I learned that canning is definitely not as difficult as it looks, and I'll be doing this project again soon!