Lime Mint Jelly

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Process: 10 min.


5 half-pints

Updated: Jan. 27, 2022
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


  • 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


  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 zest. Continue to boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from heat; skim off foam. Ladle hot mixture into 5 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.

Nutrition Facts

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