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6 cups berries, stems and leaves removed
8 cups water
juice of one lemon
4 cups raw sugar, divided
1 package low-sugar pectin

Bring berries and water to a boil in a large pot and cook covered for 20 minutes.
Mash with a potato masher or the back of a large spoon and cook an additional 20 minutes.
Strain through a very fine sieve—the seeds are extremely tiny—or use a jelly bag.
Boil liquid to reduce infusion to 4 cups. Mix in lemon juice, stir well and return to boil.
Mix 1/2 cup sugar with pectin. Slowly whisk into liquid and return to boil.
Add sugar all at once and boil hard for one minute.
Remove from heat. Pour into prepared jars.
Process in boiling water for 10 minutes.

Copyright © 2012 Stefanie Samara Hamblen