There had to be another way! So I filled the big pot with the berries, added a little water and boiled them down. I took the mixture and strained it and got rid of all the seeds. Beautiful, clear juice. I made the jelly just like it says on the Sure-Gel package. I agree with my mama, there is nothing like hearing those jelly jars go "PLINK" when they are sealing up with the hot jellies. I also need to mention that it is delicious and makes terrific peanut butter and jelly sammiches.