Quick Fresh Fruit Jelly

This recipe is great for those small batches of jelly and jam. It takes a few minutes to prepare, and total job time is about 15 min. The kids love this fresh jelly/jam, and we do too!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, German, Italian, Swiss
Keyword Fruits
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 3 jars


  • 2 to 4 cups fruit fresh, depending what's in season
  • 2 to 4 cups sugar your preference here
  • 1 tsp lemon juice from the lemon
  • 1 packet natural pectin


  • Take your fresh picked fruit, wash it, drain it and put in a pot-large enough to give your fruit room to expand and cook with out bubbling and splashing you.
  • Cook the fruit on high for about 5-10 min. Add the sugar, and the lemon juice. Cook and stir for 10 min.
  • Get a fresh clean jar, have more than less ready in case you need them. Add your pectin, stir with a whisk for 3-5 min. Pour into clean, sanitized jelly jars.
  • Close and let stand until the lid is sealed (in cooling process) Store in cool dark place, or refrigerate.