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Fresh Mint Jelly

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Ingredients
  Mint leaves and stems 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), firmly packed
  Water 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon, strained (Made From 1 Lemon)
  Sugar 3 1⁄2 Cup (56 tbs)
  Fruit pectin 1 3⁄4 Ounce (1/2 Bottle / 1 Box)
Directions

Wash mint leaves and stems thoroughly.
Place in a large saucepan and crush with a potato masher or glass.
Add water and bring quickly to a boil.
Remove from heat, cover, and let stand 10 minutes.
Strain and measure 1 3/4 cups into saucepan.
Add lemon juice and a few drops of food color if desired.
Add sugar.
Mix well.
Place over high heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Stir in fruit pectin.
Bring back to a full rolling boil and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, skim off foam with metal spoon, and pour quickly into sterilized jars or jelly glasses, leaving 1/2 inch space at top.
Wipe any spillsfrom jar rim and immediately pour 1/8 inch hot paraffin on jelly.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Mint
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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