Bent down over the hedge at the front of our property is the most amazingly laden crabapple tree. I picked half a bucket full, and made this beautiful shiny, clear apple jelly. One has some mint stirred in, as a mint jelly which is divine on roast lamb.
Once it has drained for about 4hrs or so, throw out the pulp (there will be lots left over) and measure the liquid. You get a surprisingly small amount of liquid....Put the juice into a pot and bring to the boil, boil 5 mins or so, then add equal amount of sugar. So if you measured 2 cups of juice now you would add 2 cups of sugar. Boil briskly, this is the trick!
To test, put a little on a saucer (like a teaspoon full) and pop into the fridge for a minute. If it has started to set, when you push with your finger it should be quite stiff, it is ready. Pour into steralised jars and seal.
To add mint, chop the mint finely. Do not seal the jar. As the jelly cools and starts to set and the mint and stir in gently. If it rises up, just stir a little again later. Once the mint is evenly distributed and stays that way you can then seal up.
Happy eating on scones!