Mint Jelly

Naturally Savvy Recipes

Combine apple chunks with water and mint in a saucepan.

Cook until apples are mushy.

Add vinegar, return to boil.

Boil covered for 5 minutes.

Pour into a Jelly bag and strain.

Measure juice into a large pot.

Add the same amount of sugar cup for cup with the juice.

Heat& stir until sugar has dissolved and a full roiling boil is reached.

Add food coloring.

Boil until it jells (use a teaspoon and drip a little of the jelly if it forms a fairly solid drop and runs to the center of the side of the spoon when tilted it has jelled) about 25-30 minutes Pour into sterilized jars to within 1/4" and seal.

Ingredients:

4 1/2 lbs tart apples, cut up into chunks,leave the peel on and cores left in,wash apples well ( Granny Smith are good)

1 1/2 cups fresh mint, chopped,lightly packed

2 cups water

2 cups white vinegar

4 cups sugar ( 1 cup for each cup juice, taste the juice before adding more sugar, & If not minty enough add a few)

green food coloring

Steps/Methods:

Combine apple chunks with water and mint in a saucepan.

Cook until apples are mushy.

Add vinegar, return to boil.

Boil covered for 5 minutes.

Pour into a Jelly bag and strain.

Measure juice into a large pot.

Add the same amount of sugar cup for cup with the juice.

Heat& stir until sugar has dissolved and a full roiling boil is reached.

Add food coloring.

Boil until it jells (use a teaspoon and drip a little of the jelly if it forms a fairly solid drop and runs to the center of the side of the spoon when tilted it has jelled) about 25-30 minutes Pour into sterilized jars to within 1/4" and seal.

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