Add 3 c. sugar to fruit and juice in heavy 6-8 quart pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Combine remaining sugar and Thick Gel OR E-Z Gel and stir into fruit mixture. Stir constantly until thick and bubbly. Add lemonade drink mix. Pour into sterilized pint jars, leaving 1/2″ headspace. Adjust lids and process in water bath canner for 35 minutes.
Yield: about 7 pints.