Easy Watermelon Jelly

You read that right…Watermelon Jelly.

This month, for my work with Dixie Crystals, I was tasked with a couple of different melon recipes..Cantaloupe Sorbet, Pickled Watermelon, and Watermelon Jelly.

I love anything watermelon, it’s true.


I’m a bit different though. While MANY people, and perhaps it is a southern thing, like salt on their watermelon, I take it a step further – I like mine with salt and sugar.

Yep, sprinkle some sugar on top and it will make even a lackluster melon droolworthy.

So, to be able to make jelly out of watermelon, well, that had to be something I would love, right?


It’s a super simple recipe, takes no time at all, and while it’s subtle and light, it’s exaclty the kind of thing you hope for this time of year…

Summer in a Jar.

Give it a go!

Easy Watermelon Jelly

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 5-6 pints


  • 1 packet powdered pectin
  • 5 1/3 cups Dixie Crystals sugar
  • 6 cups pureed watermelon, deseeded
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of ½ lemon


1. Whisk together sugar and powdered pectin until they are fully combined. In a large pot, combine watermelon puree, sugar mixture, lemon juice and zest. Bring to a boil and cook until the jelly reaches 225 degrees.

2. Remove from heat and pour into prepared jars. Clean the rims, place the lids and screw on the bands. Process jars in boiling water or a canner for 10 minutes.

3. After 10 minutes, remove from canner and allow jars to cool. Jelly may not be set for up to one week, but you can at immediately, if desired. Store unopened jars in a cool, dark place for up to one year.

To see the other two recipes I created, mentioned above, click here:

Pickled Watermelon

Cantaloupe Sorbet

And for ALL the DIXIE recipes you can handle…click here.

Have a great day!

Disclaimer: I am a brand ambassador for Dixie Crystals. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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