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jalapeno pepper jelly

Recipe by
Ka Garrett
Cooper, TX

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...

yield 5 half pints
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For jalapeno pepper jelly

  • 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.