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pepper jelly

Recipe by
Lynette !
Gulf Breeze, FL

Pepper jelly is a staple where I live. But I can only seem to find it during the holiday season. This recipe is for green pepper jelly, but you can switch out red peppers to make the red version. I usually decrease the amount of bell peppers and increase the amount of jalapeno, because I prefer mine with more spice. Make this according to your spice tolerance.

yield 7 half pints
prep time 25 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pepper jelly

  • 6 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 c
    white vinegar (5% acidity)
  • 1 1/2 c
    green bell pepper, minced
  • 1/4 c
    jalapeno peppers, minced
  • 2 pkg
    liquid pectin (3 ounces each)

How To Make pepper jelly

  • 1
    Combine the sugar, vinegar, green pepper (or red) and jalapeno pepper (or red jalapenos) in a large saucepan. Stir well. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • 2
    Stir in pectin, and boil an additional minute, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Skim off any foam with a metal spoon.
  • 3
    Quickly pour hot jelly into hot sterilized jars, filling up to 1/4 inch from the top. Wipe the jar rims and cover with metal lids. Screw on the bands. Process the jelly in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.