Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Ka Garrett


This is an easy recipe and the results are yummy. A bit of sweet with a hint of heat...Serve with anything. A festive presentation would be green and red jelly served over cream cheese with crackers.
I found this in a magazine a while back and have enjoyed this jelly since then..

Caution: IF your hands are sensitive you will need to wear rubber gloves when handling the jalapenos. IF you don't use gloves wash your hands after working with the peppers...


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5 half pints
30 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 5 c
  • 2
    medium tart apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 3/4 c
    finely chopped green pepper (1 med-large)
  • 8-10
    jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 c
  • 6-8
    drops of green food coloring or for red 8-10 drops
  • 2
    pouches (3oz each) liquid fruit pectin (certo)

How to Make Jalapeno Pepper Jelly


  1. Prepare the apples, green pepper and jalapeno.
  2. In a large saucepan combine sugar, apples, vinegar, green pepper, jalapenos and water. Bring to a boil
    Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain mixture
    At this point if you are making two different colors, divide mixture in half. Return liquid to pan
  4. Stir in food coloring adding enough to gain the color you want.
    Return to a rolling boil over high heat. Stir in pectin (1 pouch if using 1/2 the liquid) Boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat, skim off foam. Pour hot liquid into sterilized jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Adjust caps. Process for 10 minutes in a boiling water bath.

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About Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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