Fix G: Pectin formed chewy clumps when added to the fruit mixture

If fruit mixture is still in the pan, turn off the heat and fish out the pectin clumps as much as you can. Put ¾ cup up to 1 cup of hot fruit mixture into a cup for immersion blender, or in food processor, or in blender. Add the pectin clumps that you fished out. It is very important to vent the lid (if there is one) to let steam out. Don’t use an enclosed blender that can’t be vented. Blend for a full minute until all clumps are totally dissolved.

Bring pan with fruit mixture back to a boil, add blended pectin-fruit and mix well. Then stir vigorously to break up any pectin clumps still in the fruit mixture. Bring fruit mixture up to a full boil. Remove from the heat. Jar and process according to the Recipe sheet that comes with Pomona’s Pectin.

If fruit mixture is already in the jars, empty jars into sauce pan and fish out the pectin clumps as much as you can. Bring the fruit mixture to a boil then turn off the heat. Put ¾ cup up to 1 cup of hot fruit mixture into a cup for immersion blender, or in food processor, or in blender. Add the pectin clumps that you fished out. It is very important to vent the lid (if there is one) to let steam out. Don’t use an enclosed blender that can’t be vented. Blend for a full minute until all clumps are totally dissolved.

Bring pan with fruit mixture back to a boil, add blended pectin-fruit and mix well. Then stir vigorously to break up any pectin clumps still in the fruit mixture. Bring fruit mixture up to a full boil. Remove from the heat. Jar and process according to the Recipe sheet that comes with Pomona’s Pectin.

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