Jalapeno Pepper Jelly
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...
2medium tart apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 1/2 capple cider vinegar
3/4 cfinely chopped green pepper (1 med-large)
8-10jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
6-8drops of green food coloring or for red 8-10 drops
2pouches (3oz each) liquid fruit pectin (certo)
How to Make Jalapeno Pepper Jelly
- Prepare the apples, green pepper and jalapeno.
- In a large saucepan combine sugar, apples, vinegar, green pepper, jalapenos and water. Bring to a boil
Reduce heat; simmer uncovered for 10 minutes.
- Strain mixture
At this point if you are making two different colors, divide mixture in half. Return liquid to pan
- 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.
- 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.