Jelly not jelling
I made red pepper jelly 3 months ago, but it hasn't fully become jelly yet. It's still a bit liquidy. Is this normal? What can I do now to make it become jelly? I used liquid pectin is there something better? Please give me some tips!
Well, darn! I'm not the OP, but the same thing happened to me. It has been over 2 weeks and still hasn't jelled. Does that mean I shouldn't wait any longer? According to the instructions in the box (powdered MCP SureJell) I can bring it to the boil again and add another pouch of pectin and reseal the jars with new lids. What a pain! The problem for me is that I have to get jars, lids and pectin from the US, because apparently nobody does home canning here in México. I do have 1 more packet of pectin and 6 more lids, brought to me by friends, but It means I will not be able to make anything else until I can get more supplies. FYI, I tried to follow the recipe in the box of pectin, just used more jalapeños and red instead of green bells, and I didn't strain the mix. I like the bits of pepper. Any advice here is welcome. I hope you will say "wait another week"!