How long does Smucker’s jelly last?

In this brief guide, we are going to answer the question ” How long does Smucker’s jelly last?” with an in-depth analysis of its storage methods. Furthermore, we are going to discuss the shelf life and the signs to know if the jelly is spoiled.

How long does Smucker’s jelly last?

The unopened Smucker’s jelly lasts for about 1-2 years if it is stored properly in the pantry but once it is opened (store opened jelly properly in the refrigerator) you should use it within 6 months for the best quality. After that its flavor and quality can change. You should not place it in direct sunlight or heat because it can degrade the quality of jelly.

How long does Smucker’s jelly last in the refrigerator?

The unopened jar of Smucker’s jelly lasts for 24 months while the opened jar can last for a year if it is stored properly.

For how long do Homemade jelly last?

The unopened jar of homemade jelly can last for about two years if it is stored properly. If the jar is opened then it can last for one to three months in a refrigerator.

How can we tell that our Smucker’s jelly is spoiled?

●     If there is a change in the flavor of jelly and it will taste tartar then it is spoiled and should not be used.

●     If the jelly has an unpleasant odor, it also indicates that it is spoiled.

●     If any mold is present on the surface of the jar then you should dispose of the whole jar because once the mold is produced then it will spread very quickly in the whole jelly.

●     One more indication is that the liquid forms at the top of jelly that goes downhill quickly so the consistency becomes thicker and the color becomes darker.

How can we store Smucker’s jelly properly for long-term use?

●     The jelly should be stored in a cool and dry environment and should not be exposed to temperature changes.  When it goes through temperature changes, the moisture produced in the package allows the growth of mold in the package and spoils the package.

●     Refrigeration is a quite good method to store the jelly once the package is opened. So it can remain fresh for a long time.

What factors contribute to the shelf life of jelly?

●     The jelly that is made of fruits that are lighter in color will last earlier than the jelly made up of dark-colored fruits. So they start discoloration but the taste will remain the same.

●     The Jelly that is made up of sugar will have a longer shelf life than the jelly made up of artificial sweeteners.

How can we prepare jelly at home?


●     5 cups of prepared juice

●     7 cups of sugar

●     1 package of fruit pectin or 4 tablespoons of bulk pectin

●     ½ teaspoon of butter (optional)


  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, mix the juice, butter, and pectin.
  1. Turn on the flame and stir the mixture to combine. The flame should be high. When this mixture starts boiling add sugar to it. Stir it until it comes back to boiling.
  1. Now reduce the heat to medium and cook for 7 to 8 minutes until you get the desired consistency.
  1. Now quickly shift this jelly to the jar leaving some space on the top of the jar. Place the jar upright on a towel and leave it to cool completely.

How can we prepare peaches and cream Crepes using Smucker’s jelly?

The peaches and cream Crepes require 15 minutes for preparation and 20 minutes of cooking. This recipe can be served to 8 people.


●     CREPES

●     2 eggs

●     1 cup of Water

●     2 tablespoons of Vegetable Oil

●     1 cup of complete buttermilk pancake & waffle mix

●     No-Stick Cooking Spray


●     1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese,

●     1 cup of  Powdered sugar

●     1 teaspoon of almond extract


●     1/2 cup of Smucker’s® Peach Preserves or 1/2 cup Smucker’s® Apricot Preserves

●     1 tablespoon of Butter

●     1/2 teaspoon of almond extract

●     1/3 cup of sliced toasted almonds

●     whipped cream


  1. Into a blender container,  add eggs, water, and oil. Cover it and process it by pulsing it many times. Then add pancake mix in it and process until it becomes smooth.
  1. Spray the no-stick cooking spray in the 10-inch nonstick skillet. Preheat the pan on medium heat.
  1. Now pour 3-4 tablespoons of batter into the skillet and spread the batter over the bottom of the skillet by tilting it.
  1. Cook it until the edges start drying. Then turn to the second side. Turn the crepe out on a plate and repeat the method with the remaining batter to make eight crepes.
  1. Now in a small bowl mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon of almond extract with an electric mixer.
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, mix the peach preserves, butter, and ½ teaspoon of almond extract and microwave on HIGH for 30 to 40 seconds until it is melted.
  1. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the crepes by dividing it evenly between 8 crepes. Form a triangle by folding the crepe in half and then in half again.
  1.  Place two crepes on a dessert plate and top it with peach preserves mixture, almond, and whipped cream just before serving.

Here are some other recipes that you may try using Smucker’s.


In this brief guide, we answered the question ” How long does Smucker’s jelly last?” with an in-depth analysis of its storage methods. Furthermore, we also discussed the shelf life of jelly and signs to know if the jelly is spoiled.


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