Apple-Mint Jelly (Less-Sugar)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 7 mins

This jelly is so good on Lamb. Very easy to make. My DH likes it on toast. Cook time includes boiling the mint. ALSO needed 8-- 1/2 pint jars lids and rings.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups mint leaves (washed) or 1 teaspoon mint extract (or to taste)
  • 6 cups apple juice
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 package Sure-Jell, fruit pectin for lower sugar recipes
  • green food coloring


  1. Boil mint leaves in 1/2 cup water for 5 minutes and SAVE liquid.
  2. Add to apple Juice to make 6 cups.
  3. Mix Pectin with 1/4 cup sugar and add to apple juice.
  4. Bring to a rolling boil.
  5. Stir in remaining sugar and bring to a rolling boil AGAIN and boil 1 minute.
  6. Add mint flavoring to taste and Green Food coloring to tint.
  7. Skim off foam if needed; Pour into heat-resistant jars with lids and seal.
Most Helpful

Sorry Barb but I couldn't get my jelly to set....however, the flavour is lovely.

cfletcher December 11, 2006