Fresh Herb Jelly

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2 cups water
3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 package powdered pectin
4 cups sugar
1/4 cup fresh chives, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh terragon leaves, finely chopped


In a large saucepan, still together the water, lemon juice and powdered pectin. Scrape the side of the pan to make sure all the pectin has dissolved. Place the saucepan over high heat and bring to boil, stirring constantly to prevent scorching, Add the sugar and herbs while stirring. Bring the mixture to a full, rolling boil 4 minutes, then remove from heat. Skim the foam off the top of the mixture and pour into clean, sterilized jars. Seal wih parafin, if desired, and allow to set overnight. NOTE: If the herb jelly does not set overnight, remove the parafin and reheat the mixture over high heat. Bring to a hard rolling boil 2 minutes; repour into the jars and reseal.


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