Wine Jelly


Tom and I love appies. We celebrate visits with my parents with appies. One of our favourite condiments with cheese and crackers is wine jelly. I had a fear of preserving, but a good friend shared her wine jelly recipe and spent the time to teach me how to make this family favourite. It was a great afternoon spent together and Tom and I continue to enjoy the fruits from our time together when we share appies. Enjoy!

You will need:

• 16 small mason jars with lids sterilized and ready just before you begin making the jelly

• double boiler

• canning tongs

• canning magnet

• cookie sheet

• large dutch oven


• 2 c wine (any wine! We have made it with fruit wine, white wine, red wine, port and they are all delicious!)

• 3 c sugar

• 1 pouch of Certo

1. Combine the sugar and wine in a double boiler. Bring the double boiler to a gentle boil and then continue to allow boil for about 5-10 minutes until the sugar and wine mixture is clear. Stirring occasionally.

2. While waiting for the sugar and wine mixture to clear begin the water bath in the dutch oven. You need enough water to hit just below the top of the mason jar.

3. Remove from the wine and sugar mix from the heat and immediately stir in the Certo.

4. Pour the mixture into the jars using a wide mouth funnel

5. Process the filled jars in a water bath in the dutch oven for 5-10 minutes.

Kathy Watson

Kathy Watson

Kathy Watson co-founded Your Better Life with her husband, Tom. Kathy is a skilled Learning Support Teacher in Surrey British Columbia, Canada, and finds great joy in working with young children as they develop their literature skills. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Education and a Special Education Diploma, and has worked with students of all ages throughout her 24-year career in education. A former competitive swimmer, Kathy has developed a deep and long-lasting passion for fitness, nutrition, health and wellness. While working toward her Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Diploma, Kathy has learned the vital importance nutrition plays in a person’s overall wellness. To that end, Kathy has enthusiastically partnered with Nutrie, and is excited to bring the products and lifestyle to the Your Better Life community to make the achievement of personal health goals simpler. Kathy and the rest of the Nutrie team are excited to help you start making the little changes in your life – one day at a time – that will lead to BIG results and the best you! To learn more about how Nutrie can help you, visit Kathy’s website. Kathy and Tom have been married for more than 20 years and have three grown sons. Together, Kathy and Tom are dedicated to working with various communities to assist them in reaching their full potential, as is evidenced in their devotion to the success of Your Better Life.