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Raspberry Jelly (Small Batch) Pinterest

Homemade raspberry jelly recipe, raspberry jelly is a preserve made with fruit juice only. This recipe is for a small batch of raspberry jelly (5 jars), very handy when your fruits are getting too ripe, made with 2 pounds of raspberries. I know nothing more delicious than homemade raspberry jelly with a good bread and butter!

Raspberry jelly is made with the filtered juice and pulp obtained after cooking the raspberries.

When you are making jelly instead of jam, you can’t play with the addition of sugar, the ratio is same weight fruit / sugar. If you really want to lower the sugar input, you will need to add gelatin or agar agar or your jelly won’t set.

How to make raspberry jelly:

  • I cook the raspberries with 1/4 cup water and a tsp lemon juice for 25 minutes
  • I filter the raspberries through a cheesecloth, squeeze well, weigh the juice and pulp obtained, pour into a pan together with the same weight of sugar, cook on medium/high, stirring constantly for about 15 minutes
  • I let cool and start to set in the pan for about 1 hour, then I pour the jelly into jars and close them
  • I store my unopened jars at room temperature, once opened I keep them refrigerated

Please use the ingredient list I’m giving as a guide, the weight of your own cooked fruit will determine the quantity of sugar you will need to add!

  • 4 3/4 cups
  • Easy
  • 1 h 30

Recipe :


2 pounds (900 g.) fresh raspberries

1/4 water

1 tsp lemon juice

7 cups (900 g.) Sugar


Into a medium saucepan, on medium/high heat, add the raspberries, 1/4 cup water, 1 tsp lemon juice, crush the raspberries with a fork just so to break them, cook for 25 minutes, let cool

Drain through a cheese cloth and squeeze well to gather a maximum of juice and pulp, weigh the juice and pulp

Into a medium saucepan, add the pulp and juice and the same weight of sugar, cook on high for 15 minutes stirring constantly, don’t go away in case the jelly boils over the pan, set aside to cool and start to set for about an hour, remove any foam on top

Pour into jars, close the lids, store unopened at room temperature, once open store into your refrigerator