My jelly/jam fades in color after about 6 months – what am I doing wrong ? I have been given gifts from other people and there jam/jelly looks beautiful.
Believe it or not, this isn’t an unusual problem.
Over time jams and jellies do tend to discolor. For best quality store them in a cool dark place which will help. Other factors are the ripeness of the fruit and the sugar concentration in the fruit. You could try a little ascorbic acid in the batch to see if that helps keep the color. (Like a teaspoon or so.) Strawberry and raspberry jam fade the most.