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    Mint Jelly Recipe

    Mint Jelly Recipe

    Last year I grew a couple of mint plants in containers on my patio. Apparently some of the mint escaped because I have a huge volunteer mint plant growing in the landscaping next to my patio. I am perfectly happy to have mint growing in my garden, especially if the mint crowds out weeds. Yesteryear I made some mint extract. This year I decided to try my hand at mint jelly. My recipe produced almost three pints, so I plan on making lamb for New Year’s Day this coming January as well as in the spring for Easter. (Also, please ignore the mess on my stovetop. I have been canning a lot of applesauce recently and keep spilling on my stove!)

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup of fresh mint leaves and stems
    • 5 cups of water
    • 6 tablespoons of pectin
    • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
    • green food coloring (optional)
    • 4 cups of sugar

    Directions

    1. Chop up the mint leaves and stems.
    2. Place the chopped mint in a saucepan.
    3. Cover with 5 cups of water.
    4. Boil for 20 minutes.
    5. Blend the boiled mint with an immersion blender.
    6. Boil the blended mint for another 5 minutes.
    7. Strain the mint water from the boiled mint.
    8. Return 4 cups of mint water to a clean saucepan. Add water if necessary to make 4 cups.
    9. Whisk in the pectin and lemon juice. Add the food coloring if desired.
    10. Heat the mint water to a roiling boil.
    11. Whisk in the sugar.
    12. Boil for 5 minutes or until jelly begins to set. Spoon off any froth.
    13. Transfer the mint jelly to prepared pint jars, leaving, 1/4-inch headspace.
    14. Boil the jars in a water-bath for 5 minutes.

    Fresh Mint for Mint Jelly

    Mint Leaves and Stems for Mint Jelly

    Mint and Water for Mint Jelly

    Boiling the Mint for Mint Jelly

    Boiled Mint for Mint Jelly

    Blending the Mint for Mint Jelly

    Boiling the Blended Mint for Mint Jelly

    Straining the Boiled Mint for Mint Jelly

    Mint Water for Mint Jelly

    Pectin for Mint Jelly

    Sugar for Mint Jelly

    Boiling the Mint Jelly

    Transferring the Mint Jelly to Jars

    Mint Jelly in Jars

    Mint Jelly

    Also check out my recipe for Pink Apple Jelly.

    Image Credits

    Mint Jelly Recipe © 2019 Heather Johnson
    Fresh Mint for Mint Jelly © 2019 Heather Johnson
    Mint Leaves and Stems for Mint Jelly © 2019 Heather Johnson
    Mint and Water for Mint Jelly © 2019 Heather Johnson
    Boiling the Mint for Mint Jelly © 2019 Heather Johnson
    Boiled Mint for Mint Jelly © 2019 Heather Johnson
    Blending the Mint for Mint Jelly © 2019 Heather Johnson
    Boiling the Blended Mint for Mint Jelly © 2019 Heather Johnson
    Straining the Boiled Mint for Mint Jelly © 2019 Heather Johnson
    Mint Water for Mint Jelly © 2019 Heather Johnson
    Pectin for Mint Jelly © 2019 Heather Johnson
    Sugar for Mint Jelly © 2019 Heather Johnson
    Boiling the Mint Jelly © 2019 Heather Johnson
    Transferring the Mint Jelly to Jars © 2019 Heather Johnson
    Mint Jelly in Jars © 2019 Heather Johnson
    Mint Jelly © 2019 Heather Johnson

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