7 Reviews

Not only is this recipe simple to follow, but it makes a really delicious jelly! So good on crackers with cream cheese! I made a batch exactly as written here and decided to enter it in the local (but very big) fair. The basil jelly not only got a blue ribbon, but the Judges Special award too! I will definitely be making this with some of my basil each summer!

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alletahg September 27, 2014

My first time ever making jelly, Someone told me about basil jelly and I had a ton of fresh garden basil. So I found this recipe and made it. Was easy and it turned out great. I used liquid pectin as I was told as others have said here that basil jelly works best with liquid.

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Donald C. September 08, 2013

Awonderful and easy jelly to make.
I am new to making jellies and thought this might not turn out so well, but it was fantastic.
Not and overpowering vinegar taste like I expected, but has a very subtle basil taste, which seems to get better as it cools.
I used some green colouring ....but fear I may have used a little too much, it did turn out a darker green, so next time I may not use colouring, or if I do onlt the tiniest of drops.
No wonder this recipe won an award.
Thanks for sharing this recipe Maryland Jim, it is awesome.

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Tisme January 25, 2012

Very good! Made this to use up some garden basil, added a chopped jalapeño for some heat. Used with cream cheese on crackers, yummy.

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Aimee H. November 22, 2009

Awesome! I was afraid it was going to have an overpowering vinegar taste until it set up and then it was mellow, sweet and the basil really comes through. May try it with tarragon or rosemary to see how those do. Thanks for a great recipe!

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buddy3229 July 03, 2009

Very easy. Nice basil flavor. (Made the one w/apple juice also and it lacked the basil flavor.)

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Beth J September 22, 2008

Jim brought a jar to work along with a jar of blackberry jelly. The basil jelly is almost all gone and the other is mostly still there. This stuff is realy good

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mikejr13 August 29, 2008
Basil Jelly