Jalapeno Mesquite Jelly

Jalapeno Mesquite Jelly

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Mary Lou Ellis


Could not find a recipie for jalapeno mesquite jelly so I tried this by combining the mesquite jelly recipe I had and the jalapeno jelly recipe. Just finished it. tastes good....now lets see if it jells. timimg includes making mesquite tea.
to make mesquite tea: 1.5 to 2 lbs. mesquite pods picked from the tree. break into small pcs. soak in water to remove bugs. drain and put into a crock pot and cover with 3-4 quarts of water and 1 cup lemon juice. bring to boil on high then turn to low and cook 10 hours or overnight. might need to add more water. Use to make jelly or syrup.


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10 8 oz. jars.
12 Hr
20 Min


  • ·
    mesquite tea (see personal note)
  • 10
    jalapeno peppers seeded
  • 1
    red pepper seeded
  • 1 c
    cider vinegar
  • 8 c
  • 3 pkg
    liquid fruit pectin (3 oz ea)

How to Make Jalapeno Mesquite Jelly


  1. Puree peppers with vinegar in food process.
  2. Measure pepper/vinegar mixture and add mesquite tea to make 5 cups total.
  3. Bring pepper mixture to a hard boil. Add sugar. bring back to a boil and cook 10 min. stirring constantly.
  4. Add pectin. Bring mixture back to a hard boil and cook for 1 minute stirring constantly.
  5. Pour into hot jelly jars leaving 1/4 in. head space. Top with 2 part lids. Process in a water bath 10 min. For high altitude ares, check the directions that came with the pectin. Remove and let cool. May take up to 2 days to jell. refrigerate after opening.

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