Apple and Mint Jelly

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
YIELD: 3 1/2 cups




  • Don't peel or core the apples. Cut into eighths.
  • Boil them with the water and lemon juice till soft. Strain off the juice. (this took about 20 mins and is included in the prep time).
  • Add 500grams of sugar for every 600mls liquid. I ended up with 1 litre of liquid so used 840g sugar. It tastes good.
  • Add the mint, chillis and sugar, stir till the sugar dissolves, boil till jellied. I began testing mine after about 20 mins, but found it took around 45 minutes I tested by dropping a small amount on a plate and popping it in the freezer for a couple of minutes. I cooked until it had a jellied consistency when I ran my finger through it.
  • Bottle and seal while hot.
  • Note: The mint can be strained out after about ten minutes cooking, but I rather like left in, as long as it is finely chopped.