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Lime Mint Jelly Recipe

Lime Mint Jelly Recipe

You're sure to spread Christmas cheer with gift jars of this holly-green jelly that won me a "Best of Show" at the county fair. Flavored with lime, it's delicious on roasted meats.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Process: 10 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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