Basil Jelly

Basil Jelly created by Maryland Jim

This is a excellent jelly. Very easy to make. Note, the original recipe called for green food coloring but I like the almost clear coloring. Note: This recipe won First Place in the Miscellanous Jelly Class and a Special Award at this year's Maryland State Fair. It is good!

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45mins
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  • Place the basil leaves, lemon juice and vinegar in an 8-10 quart sauce pot.
  • Let the basil, lemon juice and vinegar stand while you are measuring the water and sugar.
  • Add the water and heat almost to a boil, stirring to blend, then add sugar all at once.
  • Stir to dissolve sugar.
  • Bring to a hard boil.
  • Add both pouches of Certo, stir to mix and return to a hard boil.
  • Boil for 1 minute or until jelly point is reached.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Remove basil leaves with a slotted spoon.
  • Pour immediately into hot sterilized 1/2 pint jars.
  • Seal and process for 10 minutes in boiling water bath.
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"This is a excellent jelly. Very easy to make. Note, the original recipe called for green food coloring but I like the almost clear coloring. Note: This recipe won First Place in the Miscellanous Jelly Class and a Special Award at this year's Maryland State Fair. It is good!"

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  1. Terry R.
    How much jelly does this recipe make?
  2. GrannyZ
    Great recipe; everyone I've shared it with really enjoys it. It doesn't last long!! I, too, have added more basil. I'm going to try a batch with a jalapeno for a little spice and we'll see what happens.
  3. dallasmom80
    Awesome recipe. I used a bit more basil than recipe called for, otherwise followed recipe exactly. You must skim foam. at the end (I knew this but I fear some newcomers won't). Uses: For us, cheese and crackers before dinner and with fried fish.
  4. Leigh Ann J.
    Make this every year (sometimes as many as 3 batches, maybe I should plant less basil). Great for end of the year teacher gift bags and housewarming gifts. I also drop some of this by the local Firehouse whenever I make it.
    • Review photo by Leigh Ann J.
  5. ginnyb188
    It didn't turn out well. I cooked it until it was jelly so that was the problem. It is like thick syrup and I will have to throw it out. I wonder if anyone else cooked it to jel and how it turned it out. I am very disappointed.
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