basil jelly

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Kathie Carr
from North Liberty, IN

The pretty green jelly is really good with cream cheese as an appetizer on crackers. I also like to combine a jar with 1 cup of barbecue sauce and simmer cocktail meatballs in the mixture. I grow fresh basil find the flavor so much better than the dried basil.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 6 small jars
prep time 20 Min

Ingredients For basil jelly

  • 4 c
    water
  • 2 c
    firmly packed fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 pkg
    (1-3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
  • 3-4
    drops green food coloring
  • 5 c
    sugar
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How To Make basil jelly

  • 1
    In a large saucepan, bring water and basil to a boil. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Strain through cheesecloth and discard basil. Return 3-2/3 cups liquid to the pan. Stir in pectin and food coloring. Return to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in the sugar. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and skim off foam.
  • 2
    Carefully ladle hot mixture into sterilized hot half-pint jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Remove air bubbles, wipe rims and adjust lids. Process for 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner. Makes 6 half-pints.

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