Thursday, August 30, 2012

Basil Jelly

Since my basil plants are still going strong, I made 2 batches of this recipe. It is a change from the pepper jelly and those who don't like 'hot' food will LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Plus it is so pretty to look at!

Basil Jelly

Posted by: mommom_niagara # taste of home bb

1 qt. water

2 c firmly packed fresh basil leaves finely chopped

1 pkg. powdered fruit pectin(3 T if you buy in bulk)

3 drops green food colouring

5 c sugar

***Beth adds 1 t butter to keep foam down

In large saucepan bring water and basil to a boil. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 10 min. Strain and discard basil. Return  liquid to the pan. Stir in pectin and food coloring and butter. Return to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in sugar. Boil for 1 minute,(Beth boils for 4 minutes) stirring constantly. Remove from heat and skim off foam.   Pour hot liquid into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Adjust caps and process for 15 minutes in a boiling water bath. Yield 6 half-pints.   Oh so good on crackers


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