Golden Pineapple Jelly


Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

1. Finely chop pineapple or pulse in a food processor to a fine consistency. Transfer to a  6-qt. stainless steel or enameled Dutch oven. Bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pineapple is very soft. 
2. Line a fine wire-mesh strainer with 3 layers of dampened cheesecloth. Place strainer over a bowl. Pour pineapple into strainer. (Do not press mixture.) Cover and let stand 4 hours or until collected juice measures 6 cups and mixture no longer drips.
3. Combine pineapple juice and pectin in a 6-qt. stainless steel or enameled Dutch oven. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.
4.  Stir in sugar and return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam, if necessary.
5. Ladle hot jelly into a hot jar, leaving 1⁄4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band, and adjust to fingertip-tight. Place jar in boiling-water canner. Repeat until all jars are filled.
6. Process jars 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Turn off heat; remove lid, and let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool.