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Fresh Mint Jelly

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  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)

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: 
Side Dish
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 782 Calories from Fat 7

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.88 g1.4%

Saturated Fat 0.23 g1.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 52.8 mg2.2%

Total Carbohydrates 200 g66.7%

Dietary Fiber 8.3 g33.2%

Sugars 175 g

Protein 3 g6.9%

Vitamin A 76.5% Vitamin C 53.4%

Calcium 22.2% Iron 27.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Fresh Mint Jelly Recipe