Monday, October 24, 2011

Savory Mint Jelly

Handsome Husband likes this jelly on biscuits.  To me it's better on smoked meats or something grilled. 

1-1/2 Cups Apple Juice
1-1/2 Cups Water
1/2 Cup Cider Vinegar
4 Cups Clean Peppermint Leaves and Stems

In large sauce pan, bring liquids to a boil.  Add peppermint.  Press any stray peppermint leaves under the hot liquid.  Cover and let steep for a couple of hours.  Strain liquid.   

3-1/2 Cups Prepared Peppermint Juice
5-1/4 Cups Sugar
1 Package 1.75 ounces Fruit Pectin
Green Food Coloring if you want the jelly to be green

The prepared peppermint is an amber color.  It only takes a drop of green food coloring to make it green.  If you like the amber color, skip the green food coloring.  The jelly will be a color similar to apple jelly. 

Put the prepared peppermint juice in a 6 or 8 quart sauce pan.  Add the pectin and stir until dissolved.   Bring to a boil stirring frequently.  Stir in sugar.  Return to a full boil.  Boil hard for one minute stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Ladle jelly into hot, sterilized jars, leaving about one quarter inch head space.  Carefully clean rim and threads of jars.  Place lids on jars finger tight.  Process in boiling water 10 minutes.         

Savory Mint Jelly in Green, Sweet Mint Jelly in Amber...  Mmmm...  Options...

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