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Old 01-27-2010, 11:44 AM   #1
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Pectin never set

i had a bunch of persimmons that i tries to make jellie out of for my grandmother. i used no cook pectin, i forgot what brand it was. i followed the diections and it never set up. anyone know why?

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Old 01-27-2010, 01:13 PM   #2
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Need more facts to be able to figure out your problem. Can't say for sure about persimmons but I do remember that something in pineapple causes gelatin to stay liquid. Forget get if it acidity or alkalinity but think it was pH related. Native persimmons a very astringent unless completely ripe. It could be a factor. What other ingredients did you add? Another rule is never try to double the batch it stays liquid if you do. Have you done this before with success?
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:17 PM   #3
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the persimmons were not totally ripe and it was the first time i had ever tried it with them.
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:46 PM   #4
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Should work in theory, there are recipes out there for persimmon jelly. Can you post what you did so we can troubleshoot?
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:53 PM   #5
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I would vote that you try when they are totally ripe. If I can't eat the native persimmon off the tree I wouldn't try to use it. It may be diffeerent with those big japanese persimmons
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