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basil jelly

a recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

Very earthy and yummy jelly. Great on shortbread cookies

serves unknown
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For basil jelly

  • 4 c
  • 2 c
    fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 pkg
    3/4 oz. powdered fruit pectin
  • 3 dash
    green food coloring
  • 5 c

How To Make basil jelly

  • 1
    In a large pan bring water and basil to a boil. Remove from heat cover and let steep for 10 minutes. Strain and discard basil. Return 3 2/3 cups liquid to pan. Stir in pectin and food coloring. Return to a boil. stir in sugar and boil for 2 minutes stirring constantly.
  • 2
    Remove from heat skim off foam and ladle into jars. Process in water bath 15 min.
  • 3
    Makes six half pints