The pretty green just jumps out at you!  This is a perfect blend of flavors; there is the hot and the cool together, so refreshing!  Such a nice presentation. This lovely Jelly can be use in the traditional manner or as a tasty marinade for a pork loin.  The sweet, hot and cool mix blends perfectly with pork.  Slow and low, a layer of Jalapeno mint, wrapped in bacon then more Jalapeno mint.  My mouth is watering already!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 sprigs of mint leaves chopped

2 drops of Peppermint essential Oil or 1/2 teaspoon mint extract

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

10 Jalapenos

1 cup apple cider vinegar

½ cup 4-5% vinegar

4 cups sugar

1  pack liquid pectin

4 drops green food coloring (optional)

Blended Jalapenos

Jalapenos ready to be blended

 

In a large sauce pan add sugar and lemon juice.

In a blender add jalapenos and apple cider vinegar, puree.  Add jalapeno puree to the sauce pan, use the ½ cup vinegar to wash the extra jalapeno out of your blender and into your pot.

Heat to boiling, reduce heat and cook 5 minutes.   Add the pectin, bring back to a boil and boil hard for one minute.  Add mint and oil.  I drop the oil into a small bowl over the fresh mint so I do not over ‘oil’ the batch of jelly, a little goes a LONG way with essential oils. Add the food coloring and remove from heat.

Ladle into jars and process -> see here for instructions.

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