Kent's mom helped me, and it was a good thing...because I'm not knowledgeable about canning. I barely remember anything from the two times I've done it in the past. However, I was quite pleased with how well these jellies set. Since the fruit I was using wasn't very sweet, the package directions did allow for the option of adding sugar or honey (anything from 0-3 cups). I did one with some added honey and another batch with some sugar (but not very much). They are very delicious and not extremely sweet - which I really enjoy.