Pepper Jelly

Pepper Jelly Recipe

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Susan Bickta


This jelly makes a beautiful holiday gift if made with red and green bell peppers. Place in a gift basket with a block of cream cheese, a box of crackers and a nice serving dish. To serve, place block of cheese on dish and top with jelly. Spread on crackers.


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5 Min
10 Min


  • 3/4 c
  • 1 c
    minced peppers (mixed bell pepper and hot pepper if desired)
  • 3/4 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1
    3 ounce package liquid pectin

How to Make Pepper Jelly


  1. Combine the sugar, minced peppers and vinegar in a deep 2 1/2 to 3 quart microwave safe bowl.
  2. Microwave on HIGH for 8 minutes.
  3. Stir in the pectin and microwave on HIGH for 2-2 1/2 minutes. Skim off foam.
  4. Pour into sterilized jelly jars or freezer containers. Cover with lids.
  5. Invert for 1 to 2 hours to disperse peppers.
  6. Refrigerate up to 3 weeks or freeze up to 1 year.

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About Pepper Jelly

Course/Dish: Other Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Dairy Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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