that's a confusing sentence that i wrote in the orignial post. i tried to clarify it a bit without luck.
they are pint jars. they are not the little gift/jelly jars (one step up from them) and they are not the big quart jars (one step down from them).
so, the total yield i got from each batch was 9 cups, which fills 4.5 jars of the 1-pint size.
hope that clarifies a little.
to all - thaks for the compliments! this was my first attempt at jam/jelly, although i did make some chokecherry syrup a little while ago....