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Already this year, I have a bumper crop of mint. I am so glad that I contained the two that I planted as it is a crazy invasive plant. Where I live it is a joke that if you have mint growing on your property the best way to get rid of it is to move.
So, with this much mint it is a good thing that I love to make jellies.
For the Mint Jalapeno jelly that I made today, I used my chocolate mint. The aroma of this mint incredible and made into an excellent jelly.
Jalapeno Mint Jelly
2 cups fresh mint, finely chopped (reserve 1/3 cup)
1 1/2 cups water
3 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cups apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
1 envelope liquid fruit pectin
Combine 1 2/3 cup mint and water, bring to a boil. Cover and let mint steep for 30 minutes. Strain this liquid through a fine sieve and press mint to release as much liquid as possible. Set aside the liquid and discard the mint leaves.
Combine reserved mint, jalapeno peppers, sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, and mint liquid into a large stainless steel pan. Bring to a boil and stir constantly for 15 minutes.
Add liquid pectin and continue to cook over high heat at a boil for another 10 to 15 minutes.
Pour into hot sterilized jars and place in hot bath for 10 minutes. Remove jars and allow to cool
Makes 4 to 5 half pint jars of jelly.