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Mint Jelly

Mint Jelly

HYACINTH

A traditional mint jelly made from fresh mint.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 86 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.1g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Rinse off the mint leaves, and place them into a large saucepan. Crush with a potato masher or the bottom of a jar or glass. Add water, and bring the mint to a boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain, and measure out 1 2/3 cups of the mint.
  2. Place 1 2/3 cups mint into a saucepan. Stir in the lemon juice and food coloring. Mix in the sugar, and place the pan over high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Once the mixture is boiling, stir in the pectin. Boil the mixture for a full minute while stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and skim foam off the top using a large metal spoon. Transfer the mixture to hot sterile jars, and seal.
  3. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then carefully lower the jars into the pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between the jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary until the water level is at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring the water to a full boil, cover the pot, and process for 10 minutes.
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Reviews

Cathy
354
7/2/2008

Very good recipe. IF this is your first attempt at jelly making make sure you read the directions like 3x before you even pull out jars. When this recipe says to strain 1 2/3 cup of mint, it means the juice not the leaves, by the way.

NANCY WHITMAN
244
12/21/2003

Having been a novice at this jelly making business, I misread the instructions regarding the pectin amount. It calls for 1/2 (6 oz.) of pectin. I put in 6 oz.instead of the implied 3 oz. Why not just say 3 oz.s???? Pectin comes in 2-3oz. packages. Needless say mine did not setup. Now to start over again with the Certo recipe.

Sue
137
11/15/2006

As this was my first attempt of "jelly making" I found the recipe easy to follow, but the end product to be on the sweet side. Maybe 2 cups of sugar should be used or 3 1/2 tablespoon of lemon juice. The choice is yours.