Apple and mint jelly recipe

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Serve this sweet and fragrant apple and fresh mint jelly with roast lamb. Making your own jellies, pickles and chutneys are a delicious way to store up the taste of summer! What are you waiting for?

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Makes4
SkillMedium
Preparation Time30 mins
Cooking Time45 mins leave to strain overnight
Total Time1 hours 15 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories774 Kcal39%
Sugar183.2 g204%
Fat0.9 g1%
Saturated Fat0.2 g1%
Salt0.13 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein2.8 g6%
Carbohydrates183.9 g71%
Salt0.13 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Serve this sweet and fragrant apple and fresh mint jelly with roast lamb. Making your own jellies, pickles and chutneys are a delicious way to store up the taste of summer! What are you waiting for?

Please note, the nutritional information provided for this recipe is calculated as a whole recipe and not per portion, jar, or person.

Ingredients

  • 1kg cooking apples
  • 3 large sprigs of mint
  • 600ml cider vinegar
  • 600-650g granulated sugar
  • 4tbsps chopped fresh mint
  • Jelly bag or muslin cloth
  • 4-5 small jars or glass ramekin dishes, sterilised
  • Waxed and cellophane discs

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Method

  1. Chop the apples (don’t peel or core them, but remove any bruised flesh). Put them in a preserving pan with 600ml (1 pint) water and mint sprigs. Bring to the boil, then simmer gently for 30 mins or until soft and pulpy, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the cider vinegar and boil for 5 mins.
  3. Spoon the apple pulp into a jelly bag or muslin cloth. Leave to strain into a bowl for a few hours or preferably overnight.
  4. Throw away the pulp. Measure the juice and pour it into the pan with 500g sugar per 600ml of juice. (You should get 700-800ml  juice, so that means 600-650g sugar.)
  5. Heat gently, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to the boil. Boil rapidly for about 10 mins until it reaches setting point.
  6. Remove any scum with a metal spoon, then stir in the chopped mint. Leave for 10 mins to cool. Stir well to distribute the mint, then pot right to the top of the jars, put a waxed disc on top, and cover with a cellophane disc. Label. The jelly keeps for up to 6 months.
Top Tip for making Apple and mint jelly

Use distilled white vinegar if you prefer. Try other fresh herbs such as rosemary, sage, thyme and lavender instead of the mint.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies