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kickin' pepper jelly

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Millie Johnson
Valley Head, AL

My very good friend Jody Richards sent me some pepper jelly she had made for Christmas one year and I have been hooked on it ever since. She gave me the recipe so I could make my own. I added some sliced Serrano peppers since we like a little bit of heat, but you could leave those out if you preferred. I thought I had lost this recipe since I could not find the piece of paper it was on, but low and behold I had transferred to the recipe box on a card. Yay me ! LOL... Playing it safe and posting it here so it will never be lost again !

(2 ratings)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Canning/Preserving

Ingredients For kickin' pepper jelly

  • 2 1/2 c
    finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 1/4 c
    finely chopper green bell pepper
  • 4-5
    jumbo jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4-6
    serrano chiles, seeded and finely sliced
  • 1 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 5 c
  • 1
    pack pectin (1.75oz.)

How To Make kickin' pepper jelly

  • 1
    Sterilize jars and lids.
  • 2
    Wash, dry and prepare all your peppers. I use my food processor on pulse for all the peppers except the Serrano peppers, but you can fine dice them by hand.
  • 3
    To a large pot add all the peppers, vinegar and pectin.
  • 4
    Bring to a rolling boil stirring all the while. * A rolling boil is when it still boils as you stir it.
  • 5
    Now quickly add the sugar while stirring. Return to full boil and boil for 1 minute ONLY. Turn off heat.
  • 6
    Skim the foam off the top.
  • 7
    Ladle into jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim of jar with damp clean cloth or paper towel before placing lid on, then rings. Finger tighten the lids.
  • 8
    Lower into water bath canner. Make sure water is boiling good. Return to a boil and boil 5 minutes. Remove jars from canner right away. I like to place them on a dish towel and place another towel over them to protect from drafts. After a day or so you can remove the rings.
  • 9
    This recipe makes 6-7 half pint jars.

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