Hot Pepper Glaze in a Jar!
We plan on grilling with it using different cuts of chicken. I'm sure it would also taste well on other varieties of meat.
1 lbof hot peppers
2 csplenda or other sugar substitute
2 1/2 csugar
3 pkgliquid fruit pectin
6 jar(s)8 oz ball jelly jars or whichever brand you prefer
2 capple cider vinegar
How to Make Hot Pepper Glaze in a Jar!
- Select the Hot Peppers
*I went to a farmer's market and purchased fresh crisp peppers that were locally grown! I stuck with mainly red and orange to obtain that beautiful color in the picture. No food coloring needed!
- Throughly Wash the Peppers and WEAR GLOVES for the whole process!
- Remove the Stems and Seeds.
*I used my faucet to help me with this part. It's so much easier to have the water flush the seeds out once they are cut open.
- Puree the peppers in a food processor or blender. Use the first cup of apple cider vinegar to assist with the blending.
- Combine the Splenda and Sugar.
*I cut back on the sugar because I try to limit the amount of sweetness I have in my life. If you prefer you can just use 4.5 cups of regular sugar or more according to taste.
- Cook the pepper puree, rest of the apple cider vinegar, and sugar in a preserving pan or pot. Boil for 12 minutes and stir as needed to prevent the mixture from burning.
*I use the most amazing multi-use pan Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless Steel 5.5 Quart Multi-Purpose Pot with Glass Cover.
- Add the 3 packets of Liquid Pectin and boil for 1 minute.
*Keep Pectin upright in the box or a glass until this step.
- Skim the foam if you happen to have any.
*Foam is harmless but best left outside of your canning jars.
- Fill your Clean and Sterile jars with the pepper mixture.
*Do not forget to wipe the rims throughly with a clean wash cloth or paper towel.
- Process jars in a waterbath canner for about 15 minutes.
- Remove from waterbath and let the jars cool in a dark cool spot away from drafts overnight!
*You will hear the lovely popping noise as the jars seal. It's music to my ears!
- Test the jars to make sure the seal has properly set. If so, you can store them for up to a year!