When I told my girlfriend I wanted to make this today she told me that there was no way I was going to have this baby soon...I have too much energy...alas...i think she is right - my due date is tomorrow and I don't feel too "due" yet...so to keep my mind off of what isn't happening, I make stuff...like this stuff...
Here are the passion fruit, or lilikoi, seeds. This is from 12 lilikoi and I still didnt have enough for 1 cup, so I halved the recipe...hoping that is okay...
1 cup lilikoi juice
4 cups water
2 boxes Sure Jell
½ teaspoon butter
Sterilize 10-12 8oz canning jars. Larger jars can be used if desired.
Prepare lilikoi juice. Scoop out the seeds and juice from fruit and put in blender. Add ½ cup water to help liquify. Pulse blender on lowest setting to separate seeds from juice. Pour through a fine strainer using a spoon to force the juice through. Measure 1 cup lilikoi juice.
Pour juice in a large pot. Add water, Sure Jell and butter. The butter will help to prevent foaming.
Measure sugar into a container so you can add it quickly to the liquid.
Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn’t stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly.
Stir in sugar quickly. Return to full rolling and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; skim off any foam.
Ladle jelly into jars leaving ⅛ inch at the top and seal with lids.
Place jars into a canning rack and immerse in hot water. Boil rapidly for five minutes and remove to a towel until cool enough to handle and lids have sealed.
I am a bit concerned though because the "jelly" at this point is really liquidy...will it condense as it cools i hope? when i attempted marmalade the same thing happened, but it never "gelled" but i didn't use sure-jell either, so i am hoping that makes a difference? thoughts?