Recipe by Sue Lau
A great way to use up some of your lovely basil in the herb garden.
Top Review by Marg P
this is not my recipe but i made some corrections and it set just fine. I used 2 1/2 cups of apple juice, 1 1/2 cups of basil leaves chopped, 1/2 c cider vinegar, 5 1/2 cups sugar, 2 packets of liquid pectin. Bring 2 cups of apple juice to boil and pour over basil, let rest 25 min. strain, discard all but 1 tbsp. basil, and add 1/2 cup apple juice, vinegar, i did not use food colouring but added 1 tbsp. of basil. I also added 1/2 tsp butter as not to let mixture foam. Bring to a hard boil for 1 min. Remove from heat and add pectin. Reheat for about 30 sec. remove from heat and stir for 5 min. Pour into hot sterilized jars and attach lids and bands. Process 15 mins. in water bath> Mine have all sealed.
- 3 cups apple juice
- 1 1⁄2 cups firmly packed crushed fresh basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 drops green food coloring
- 3 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 (6 ounce) packet liquid pectin
Directions See How It's Made
- Bring 1 cup of the apple juice to a rolling boil and pour over the crushed basil leaves; let rest for 25 minutes.
- Strain liquid into large saucepan and add the other 2 cups of apple juice, vinegar, and green coloring, stirring to blend.
- Bring to a hard boil, and stir in sugar and pectin and return to a hard boil, stirring constantly, and cooking until jelly point is reached.
- Remove from heat and skim off the foam with a slotted spoon; remove leaves from jelly with a slotted spoon.
- Pour mixture into sterilized half-pint jars (you will need 3-4), leaving 1/2" of headroom at the top.
- Attach lids and bands, and process for 15 minutes in a water bath canner.
- When cool, check the seals.
- Refrigerate promptly any that do not seal properly, and remove bands from the others and store in a cool, dry area.