Mint Jelly … tastes so good. Yes, you hear the right word. I am giving here a mint jelly recipe that is made with Apples as its base and fresh mint leaves. But do you think the color of this jelly is green? It’s not. Actually golden is its real color, we add some food coloring to make it green mint color.
Homemade Mint Jelly using Apples and Fresh Mint
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Mash straining time: 2 hours
Ingredients we need to make Mint Jelly:
- 4 pieces of tart Apples (un-peeled), chopped into big pieces including cores
- 3 cups of fresh Mint leaves (Chopped)
- 2 cups of white Vinegar (approx…)
- 2 cup Water
- Sugar (7/8 cups for each cup of juice)
Method of Mint Jelly
- Cook apples and mint in water: In a large pan, combine apple pieces with water and mint. Bring water to a large pan and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat and cook for 20 minutes until soft.
- Add vinegar and boil: Now add a little vinegar and bring it to a boil. Cover and simmer for another 5 minutes.
- Mashed apple slices: You can use potatoes masher to mash sliced apple slices to a thin apple sauce. If you find the sauce too thick, add some water (1/2 to 1 cup).
- Train the apple mash in a sieve or cloth: Place the apple pulp on a muslin cloth to spread in a large container. Leave it for a few hours, but do not swallow. After a few hours, about 4 cups of juice must come out of the mash.
- Measure the juice, add sugar, heat until the sugar dissolves: Measure the juice, then pour it into a large pot. Add sugar (7/8 cup for each cup of juice). Extend the frame by shaking to make sure the sugar has dissolved and don’t stick to the bottom of the pan or burn.
- Simmer until a set point: Put it on the oven to boil and make the heat medium flame or a little high from the medium, which maintain a strong simmer. Use a metal spoon to stir the surface up-to 10-15 minutes. I suggest to use a digital thermometer and keep notice on the temperature reached at least 8-10°F.
- Depending on the amount of water, apple pectin, and sugar in the mixture, this cooking process can need some additional timing like an extra 10 minutes to an hour or longer.
** Reading a thermometer is not always the best way to tell whether a jelly is done or not. Another way of testing is to make half a teaspoon of jelly on a freezer plate. Allow the jelly to cool for a few seconds, then push it with your finger. If it wrinkles up, then it’s perfectly ready. When the mixture reaches 218°F, I usually start testing jelly.
- Pour into canning jars and seal: Pour the mixture into a sterilized jar (Canning jar). Make sure there is a ¼” gap from the top and also from the seal.
Here some tips for this easy mint jelly recipe:
Also here is a video clip which I found on YouTube (Chanel Name: Simply Recipes) about this Mint Jelly Recipe. Check this for step by step details.
It’s the end. This is really very easy to make and quick. You can use it as a dessert or serve it with lamb also because Mint Jelly with Lamb is also a very popular dish.
If you have any other process to make this Mint Jelly easy, please let me know.
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