Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

For growers of borage add flowers to herbal vinegar as a dye and for a slight cucumber flavour.This is wonderful on cucumber tea sandwiches.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1419.54 ml borage leaves (and flowers)
  • 14.79 ml mint leaf (optional)
  • 29.58 ml lemons
  • 49.61 g package dry pectin
  • 1182.95 ml sugar


  1. Soak 6 cups of borage leaves and mint leave if using and flowers parts in a 4 cups of cold water overnight, drain and strain, pressing the liquid out of the leaves and flowers gently.
  2. Measure 4 cups of the liquid, add the lemon juice, and pectin.
  3. Put into a deep jelly kettle and bring to a rolling boil, then add sugar and stir to mix well.
  4. Stir and boil hard for 1 1/2 minutes, or until mixture sheets from a wooden spoon, skim, pour into hot clean 1/2 pint jelly jars. Seal the a water bath accordingly.