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Lime Mint Jelly

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. —Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Process: 10 min.
  • Makes
    5 half-pints

Ingredients

  • 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 zest

Directions

  • 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 zest. Continue to boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 79 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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