It's amazing what you can find if you just open your eyes and look around a little. While on a walk on the trail with my husband and son, we saw what looked to be wild grapes.
The jelly turned okay, but when I bought pectin, I didn't know there was such a thing as low-sugar pectin. After I got over having to add SEVEN cups of sugar, I resolved to be sure and buy the low-pectin next time, or not use it at all.
No-pectin jam is possible, because I also made blueberry-elderberry jam and just did the spoon test to see if it had jelled. Not sure I'll do that again, because sorting elderberries is extremely tedious, and I only got 1 1/2 half-pints. It certainly makes a nice gastrique!
I'm really enjoying this canning thing, and now that I have 9 gallons of Bartlett pears in my kitchen, I'm ready to make some more jelly!