Lime Mint Jelly Recipe
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Lime Mint Jelly Recipe

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This holly-green jelly won a Best of Show at the county fair and I was so thrilled. Flavored with lime, it's delicious on roasted meats. —Tall Pines Farm, Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Process: 10 min.
MAKES:40 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Process: 10 min.
MAKES: 40 servings


  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 3/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 to 4 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 1 pouch (3 ounces) liquid fruit pectin
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated lime peel

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 79 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, water and lime juice; add food coloring if desired. Bring to a rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin, mint and lime peel. Continue to boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from heat; skim off foam. Ladle hot mixture into five hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-in. headspace. Wipe rims. Center lids on jars; screw on bands until fingertip tight.
  3. Place jars into canner with simmering water, ensuring that they are completely covered with water. Bring to a boil; process for 10 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Yield: 5 half-pints.
Originally published as Lime Mint Jelly in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p24

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grlnanna User ID: 3926018 133150
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2009

"This is tasty, however did not set up, so I had to reprocess according to MCP directions, and I am awaiting the results. I contacted the expert (mom) for the second try and she said the pectin had to go in BEFORE the sugar. I revised the order of ingredients and it was setting up as I was putting it into the jars."

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