Gifts from the Kitchen are very special for the Holidays. Take a look at this Blackberry Merlot Wine Jelly Recipe.
I don’t know about you, but I love being on the receiving end of homemade gifts from the kitchen. This Blackberry Merlot Wine Jelly is a very special gift.
There’s so many possibilities; jams, jellies, chutneys, mustards, salsas, sauces, pickled anythings, breads, cookies, cakes, candies.
So far, I’ve whipped up a batch of sweet and spicy mustard, pickled beets and this wonderful Blackberry Merlot Jelly Recipe. I’m thinking my wine loving friends will enjoy a fun wine jelly.
Actually, I pre-gifted one jar for quality control purposes to my friend Maralee, the jelly/jam queen. Her comments were: “Too good for toast…I could smell the wine when I opened the jar and I loved that…I’m thinking brie and a cracker for serving”. Then she promptly demanded the recipe.
This recipe comes from the folks over at Robert Mondavi Wines. Fruit forward Merlot and dark succulent blackberries…I’m smitten. Let’s take a look.
Recipe for Blackberry Merlot Wine Jelly
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Wine Jelly using Sure-Jell
I’ve made two batches of this. The first, following this recipe below, took one week to jell.
For the 2nd batch I used these ingredients and one package Sure-jell low sugar pectin and followed their directions on the insert for the process.
The 2nd batch jelled within a couple hours. Sure-jell has you mix 1/4 cup sugar with a packet of their powdered pectin. You bring that mixture and the wine and berries to a boil and then add the rest of the sugar. Bring to a boil for one full minute then pour into jars and water bath.
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Blackberry Merlot Wine Jelly
- 3 1/2 cups Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Merlot wine or your favorite merlot
- 1 package certo
- 4 1/2 cups white sugar
- 4 ounces blackberries
- Blend berries and add to wine. Bring to a boil and then strain wine to remove blackberry seeds and pulp.
- In a large sauce pan add the sugar to the blackberry infused wine and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Let it boil one minute. Add certo, stirring until dissolved. Remove from heat. Skim foam off top, if necessary.
- Ladle hot jelly into hot, sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space. Tighten 2 piece lids. Process for 5 minutes in boiling water bath.
Why Trust These Recipes? Lea Ann Brown has lived, worked and played in Colorado for 45 years. She has immersed herself in the Colorado Culinary space, is a Culinary School Graduate and publishes her Colorado food Blog, Cooking On The Ranch.