Mint Jelly (food color free)

Homemade Mint Jelly is a Necessity
Homemade Mint Jelly is a Necessity
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4 lbs of Tart Apples e.g. Granny Smith, chopped into big pieces, including the core
3 cups Spearmint leaves fresh, chopped
2 cups Water
1 Lemon only juice, or 1/2 cup white vinegar
3 1/2 cups Sugar 7/8 cups for each cup of juice

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Mint Jelly (food color free)


Homemade Mint Jelly (food color free) is a necessity that every home needs. This is an easy to follow, simple recipe, using the tart of green apples and fresh mint leaves. It’s the perfect mix of sweet, sour and fresh.

Who doesn’t love a delicious, juicy roast lamb with an accompaniment of mint jelly. For generations, people have been enjoying this speciality at Christmas and Thanksgiving and now you can make your homemade too.

To make Mint Jelly, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Mint Jelly (food color free)

So, how to make Mint Jelly?

Steps to make Mint Jelly (food color free)


Cook apple and mint in water


Combine apple pieces with water in a large pan. Bring the water to a boil then reduce heat and cook for about 20 minutes, until apples are soft. Add chopped mint and cook 5 minutes.


Add lemon juice and simmer


Add lemon juice or vinegar, return to boil. Simmer covered, 5 more minutes


Mash apple pieces


Blend the apple pieces to the consistency of thin apple sauce. If the mash is too thick (it should be quite runny), add another ½ to 1 cup of water to the pot.


Strain apple mash in sieve or with cloth


Spoon the apple pulp into a cheesecloth or a large, fine mesh sieve and suspend over a large bowl allowing the juice to strain, for several hours. Do not squeeze.
After a few hours, you should have about 4 cups of juice strained out. Measure the exact amount.


Measure juice, add sugar, heat until sugar is dissolved


Pour the juice into a large pot and add ⅞ cup sugar for each cup of juice. Heat on high, stirring to make sure the sugar gets dissolved and doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan or burn.


Simmer until set point


Bring to a boil and reduce the heat to medium or medium high, so that you maintain a strong simmer. Cook for about 20-25 minutes while using a spoon to skim off the scum at the surface. Continue to boil until a digital thermometer reads 8-10 °F above the boiling point. There may be additional time needed for cooking depending on the amount of water, sugar, and apple in the mix. Another way to test if your jelly is ready is to put a half teaspoonful of the jelly on a chilled plate, allow the jelly to cool and set for a few seconds, push it with your fingertips and if it wrinkles up, it's ready.


Pour into canning jars and seal


Pour into sterilized canning jars (8 ounces) to within 1/4" from the top and seal

Try this Mint Jelly recipe at your next Christmas or Thanksgiving family dinner. Simple to follow, sweet and fresh and worth all the waiting time. Make it yourself and let us know how it turns out! Tag #cookmerecipes in your own posts!

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