| June 5, 2012

We eat jelly all the time, but how many people have actually made it themselves?

While it might seem complicated, making your own jelly is actually an easy process that just about anyone can do.

To find out how, we went to David Felton, executive chef of Ninety Acres Culinary Center in Far Hills, N.J., for his recipe and tips for making delicious strawberry jelly.


How to Make Your Own Strawberry Jelly

Cooking Method: 
Total Time: 
40 minutes
2-4 jars (depending on size)


  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (2 1/2 lemons)


  1. Wash, stem and quarter the strawberries.
  2. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, mix together the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice.
  3. Stir over low heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Increase heat to high. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil.
  5. Strain mixture to remove all pulp and place liquid back in the saucepan.
  6. Boil, stirring often, until the mixture reaches 220 F (105 C).
  7. Transfer to hot sterile jars, leaving 1/4 to 1/2 inch headspace, and seal.
  8. Refrigerate jelly for up to two weeks and enjoy.