Hot Pepper Glaze in a Jar!

Ashley Ramsey


This recipe turned out as a mistake in my kitchen. I was attempting to make a jelly but ended up with a wonderful meat glaze instead. My husband ended up eating some of it with a spoon out of the 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.


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5 4 oz jars
40 Min
30 Min


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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!

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