The Pectin Calculator

We're so glad you're ready to make your own jams and jellies. Ball® Fresh Preserving is here to help. You decide the fruit you wish to preserve and we will guide you along the way. Use our three easy steps and we will show you the recipe and instructions you will need to make your jam or jelly-making a success.

Need Help?

Choose your fruit:

Don't see the fruit you'd like to work with? Find more options here.

Are you making a Jam or Jelly?

  • Jelly
    Jellies are made from juice that is strained from fruit.
  • Jam
    Jams are made by cooking crushed or chopped fruit with sugar or sugar substitutes.

Choose your Pectin

  • Ball® RealFruit®
    Classic Pectin
  • Ball® RealFruit® Low
    or No-Sugar Needed Pectin
  • Ball® RealFruit®
    Instant Pectin