Grape And Basil Jelly
|Boiling water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Dried basil||1 Tablespoon|
|Grape juice||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Powdered fruit pectin||1 3⁄4 Ounce (1 package)|
|Sugar||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
Pour boiling water over basil in small bowl.
Let stand 5 to 10 minutes.
Strain through cheese cloth into measuring cup.
Add more water, if necessary, to make 1/2 cup.
Combine basil water, grape juice and pectin in 2-quart bowl.
Microwave 5 to 7 minutes on HIGH, or until mixture boils.
Stir in sugar.
Microwave 6 to 8 minutes on '6', or until mixture is slightly thickened, stirring once to dissolve sugar.
Pour into hot sterilized jars.
Note: Dried thyme may be substituted for basil.
For ovens without solid state heat control, after adding sugar, Microwave 7 to 9 minutes on '5'.