Grilled Lamb with Apple-Mint Jelly

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
30 min
20 min
25 min

4 servings

  • 2 pounds Granny Smith apples
  • 1 bunch mint, plus 1/4 cup leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 jalapeno, halved
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 8 loin lamb chops (about 3 pounds)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Vegetable oil
  • Special equipment: cheesecloth
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Quarter apples and place entire apple (seeds and core included) in large saucepan with the 1 bunch mint, water, vinegar and jalapeno. Bring to a boil then lower to a simmer and cook until apples are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Mash and pour into a cheesecloth-lined sieve over a bowl. Let sit to drain until you have about 2 cups of juice. Do not squeeze the apple mixture in the cheesecloth to extract more juice. Pour the stained juice into the saucepan and stir in the sugar. Bring to a boil, lower the heat to a simmer and cook until reduced by half and becomes thick. Reserve half the jelly for serving and half for brushing on the chops as they grill. Let jelly cool slightly before brushing the chops.

  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  • Season lamb chops with salt and pepper and lightly coat with oil. Grill on each side for about 3 minutes, for medium rare, continuously brushing with the glaze. Mix the remaining 1/4 cup of chopped mint into reserved jelly and serve alongside grilled chops.

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Sunny.....I just tried this recipe for Sunday dinner, I started at 6pm and was finished by 7:35pm. It is absolutely delicious! Thank you for clear precise videos, because when one doesn't know how to make something, we really need every little detail. This is so good and turned out perfect. The kitchen smells fantastic!! Thank you! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love lamb with mint jelly and Sunny's flavors are awesome here but the mint jelly just didn't work. I followed the directions and my jelly simply would not drain -- it turned into a gelatinous muck and I basically had to go back and re-make everything using a different method. But as I said, the flavors were really good and Sunny is a wonderful cook! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe destroys the delicate flavor of the lamb...what a waste item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sounds like a great recipe but I really dislike mint. Can the chutney stand without the mint or possibly a suitable replacement? item not reviewed by moderator and published
The Apple-Mint Jelly was Amazing - For a less spicer Jelly I scraped the seeds out of the Jalepino pepper and rinsed the inside. I liked the original recipe, but I offered the mild version as welll. This is a keeper easy Jelly recipe. I found it is really important to pre-heat the grill as stated in recipe, the lamb chops should sizzle when place upon the grill. I can't wait to grill this outside this summer, instead of my kitchen. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavor on these chops was amazing, sweet and savory! The apple mint jelly took way longer to make than listed. Not only did it take longer for the apples to soften but it also took longer for it to reduce and thicken. But it was well worth the wait and is SO impressive at the dinner table. Also, I found medium rare was a little red for my taste so I grilled them for 3:30 sec each side. The jelly carmelizes and gives the chops a nice crunchy crust--yum! Family RAVED. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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