Mint Jelly

This is very nice to serve with lamb.


  • 1 1/2 cups packed fresh mint, washed
  • 3 1/4 cups water
  • Green food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 (1 3/4 ounce) box Sure-Jell
  • 4 cups granulated sugar


  1. Crush mint leaves and stems. Add water. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 10 minutes.
  2. Strain and measure 3 cups of mint infusion.
  3. Add food coloring and lemon juice.
  4. Add Sure-Jell, dissolve and bring to a rapid boil.
  5. Add sugar. Cook fast, stirring occasionally until it comes to a rapid boil that cannot be stirred down; then cook 1 minute more.
  6. Pour into sterilized jelly glasses and seal.

Yield: 6 half pints