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 lb
- of hot peppers
- 2 c
- splenda or other sugar substitute
- 2 1/2 c
- 3 pkg
- liquid fruit pectin
- 6 jar(s)
- 8 oz ball jelly jars or whichever brand you prefer
- 2 c
- apple cider vinegar
How to Make Hot Pepper Glaze in a Jar!
- 1Select 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!
- 2Throughly Wash the Peppers and WEAR GLOVES for the whole process!
- 3Remove 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.
- 4Puree the peppers in a food processor or blender. Use the first cup of apple cider vinegar to assist with the blending.
- 5Combine 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.
- 6Cook 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.
- 7Add the 3 packets of Liquid Pectin and boil for 1 minute.
*Keep Pectin upright in the box or a glass until this step.
- 8Skim the foam if you happen to have any.
*Foam is harmless but best left outside of your canning jars.
- 9Fill 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.
- 10Process jars in a waterbath canner for about 15 minutes.
- 11Remove 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!
- 12Test the jars to make sure the seal has properly set. If so, you can store them for up to a year!