Can I add alcohol to a Pomona’s Pectin recipe?

Yes. Our general guideline for adding alcohol to a Pomona’s Pectin recipe for jam or jelly (or fruit sauce or syrup) is to add ¼ cup alcohol per 4 cups mashed fruit or juice AND to reduce the amount of mashed fruit or juice by ¼ cup.

For example, if you are making Peach Jam with 4 cups of mashed peach and you want to add some alcohol, that translates to ¼ cup alcohol and 3 3/4 cups mashed peach. This amount of alcohol should give you the flavor without affecting the consistency or the canning safety of the recipe.

Category: Ingredients Questions

2 Responses

  1. Talya
    | Reply

    If a recipe calls for alcohol, can I omit it? Thanks!

    • Shelby Collings
      | Reply

      Yep, you sure can! Simply replace with juice or mashed fruit.

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