This easy to make mint jelly is a perfect accompaniment to lamb or as an added surprise to an exotic sandwich. It's even great on toast. By coarsely chopping the mint leaves and using a good abundance of green food coloring, you get a full-flavored resort with a tempting and appetizing color. Bon Appetit!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
cook:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
72
Yield:
1 1/2 pints
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Ingredients

72
Original recipe yields 72 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the mint, water, vinegar, and sugar together in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium-high heat; quickly bring to a boil while stirring. Immediately remove from heat; stir the food coloring and pectin into the mixture. Return the pan to the heat; bring to a full boil for 30 seconds. Immediately remove from heat. Strain the mixture through 2 layers of damp cheesecloth.

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  • Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes. Pack the strained liquid into the hot, sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or a thin spatula around the insides of the jars after they have been filled to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with lids and screw on rings.

  • Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil over high heat; 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 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

38 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 9.8g 3% DV; fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 0.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2009
I thought the taste was pretty good. Can def note the apple cider vinegar. Most people who tried it said it was "very minty"... which I think is good but not everyone agreed. I liked it so much I'm making another batch right now! Also this recipe makes only 3 1/2 jelly jars not 9. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/18/2012
Following the recipe exactly as I usually do I get only (and presisely) 3 jars of jelly with this recipe. Would it be possible that 3 cups of water are required? Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2009
I thought the taste was pretty good. Can def note the apple cider vinegar. Most people who tried it said it was "very minty"... which I think is good but not everyone agreed. I liked it so much I'm making another batch right now! Also this recipe makes only 3 1/2 jelly jars not 9. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2012
I love making jams & jellies. This is an easy and delicious mint jelly....wonderful w/rack of lamb. Beautiful color too. The correction should be the size of the canning jars used....small 4 oz jars as shown in recipe photo; not half pint jars Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/18/2012
Following the recipe exactly as I usually do I get only (and presisely) 3 jars of jelly with this recipe. Would it be possible that 3 cups of water are required? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2015
I made this today, exactly as written, but left out the food colouring. It's addictively delicious, and so much better than what you can buy. Read More
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