Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

Being a good cook is certainly NOT something I'm known for!!
But I do have a few...Ok...VERY few good recipes and I today I am going to share one of them with you....
This is the one I am most famous for and believe it or not everyone wants a couple of jars of these babies!
Ya...and I am the one who makes them...cool huh!

In my family it wouldn't be the Holidays without Pepper Jelly!!! This is because once you have spent an afternoon canning your pretty much done....It is such a quick fix for any party...pour a jar over a brick of cream cheese serve with crackers,,,and instant hit!!  Which is, of course, why I bring it to almost every party...people have come to expect it now...I can always bring something else...but I better have Pepper Jelly too!  :)

Sooo Here's My Recipe for:


6  Jalapenos
2  Med. size Peppers...One Green and One Red...Seeded and cut into pieces
1 1/2 Cups White Vinegar
1 (2oz) pkg Powdered Pectin
6  Cups Sugar

Prepare 6 half-pint canning jars.  Cut stems off jalapenos then  chop and place in food processor or blender.  (For a milder batch of jelly remove about half the seeds).  Remove stems, seeds and chop red and green peppers adding them to processor, along with 1/2 cup of the vinegar.  Whirl until finely chopped.
Pour into 5 quart pot, using remaining 1 cup vinegar to rinse processor or blender, then add to pot.  Stir in pectin and bring to full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly.  Add sugar and continue stirring until mixture comes to a boil again.  Let boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and skim off foam.  Pour jelly quickly into hot jars, filling to about 1/8th inch from top, wipe mouth, set lid on and gently screw down.

Love the color of the red and green peppers!

This year I made little tags with a Vintage Pepper Image I got from The Graphics Fairy ...If you haven't visited her You probably should!!!  ;)

I uploaded her image into picnik and added the background color and the letters and then pasted it into word...printed and ta-da this is what I got. 

Well, that's it in a "nut shell"...If you have any questions please e-mail me...I would be happy to answer them...I wrote the recipe with some presumption that you have made jelly before but if your a "Newbie" it might not be clear enough.

Have a Groovy week and MAKE SOME JELLY!
(I will be linking up to many of the parties on my side bar)


  1. I would love to try this! thanks for sharing

  2. Sounds yummy and your tag is sweet! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  3. Yum.. i have to try this sometime.. Great recipe..:)) I would LOVE if you could link up to my Pin Inspirational Party today pweease.. TY http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html

  4. Wow! Would you consider sharing this at my holiday link party, going on now? I'm looking for posts that talk about family holiday traditions, and this is a perfect fit!


  5. Love me some Pepper Jelly! I'm going to try this!!! I gave never made Jelly before!
    Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Looks delicious! I'd love it if you would share this project at my Christmas Craft Tutorial Party that is going on for the month of November at Project Queen.

  7. Can't wait to try this... thanks for sharing!

  8. I like this recipe in that I do not have to do the typical canning process. I don't have space to store one of those contraptions that I will not use often. These will make great gifts.

    For a variation, what do you think of using *fresh picked frozen strawberries* instead of the red and green peppers and if so, how much do you think I should use?



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