This year my crop was very small. So with a tip my aunt gave me, "freeze them until you have enough to make a run of jelly." I squirrelled away all my berries in the freezer and left them until this week. They freeze beautifully. I didn't even wash them. They are about as organic as you can get, no pesticides, no fertilizers. I simply picked them and placed them in a gallon freezer bag.
|Black Raspberries frozen in summer of 2011.|
I placed the berries in a large pot and poured 1 cup of water on them and let them thaw and warm so that I would be able to rob them of their delicious juice.
|Other ingredients you will need: 6 cups of sugar and one box of fruit pectin. You will also need about 6-8 small jelly jars.|
|I placed a measuring bowl under the berries to catch the juice. This helps because you need 4 cups of juice to make the jelly.|
|Jars Warming in a 200 degree oven|
You will need to place seals for you jars in a warm water bath. DO NOT BOIL THEM!