I made Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

This weekend I finally did it.  I made Jalapeno Pepper Jelly.  I’ve had this jelly before and it’s awesome. You eat it with cream cheese and crackers.  It is sweet and spicy all in one bite. Yum!  I have only seen this jelly in specialty stores but I wanted some and the store had peppers on sale so why not.  If you’ve never tried it you defiantly should try it.  It’s a great conversation starter at parties and an awesome appetizer.  Your friends will love it.  If not more for you.  My son came and asked me “What is that green stuff in the jars on the counter?”  I said, it’s jelly.  What! he said.  How it’s green.  I said it’s pepper jelly, it’s good.  He’s  such a funny  little guy.

Here is what you need:
12 jalapeno peppers steamed and seeded
2 cups vinegar
6 cups sugar
2 pouches of liquid pectin
green food coloring
 Mix 1 cup vinegar together with peppers place in a blender and puree.  Then you will mix puree and remaining vinegar and sugar in a sauce pan.  Bring to a rapid foaming boil for 10 minutes stirring constantly.  Don’t leave it thinking it will be okay for a minute.  I did that and it boiled over onto the stove and what a sticky green mess that was to clean up.  At this point you will add pectin and continue to boil for 1 more minute.  Add 2-3 drops of green food coloring to mixture.  This will make your jelly a really pretty emerald green.  Place mixture into clean and sterile jars.  Clean off rims and edges.  Seal and place in your water bath and process for 10 minutes.  All the instructions are on the box of liquid pectin.  I got 12 half pint jars and two 8 oz. jars of jelly. 
This is a great gift to give for any occasion.  Christmas, Birthday, House warming, or have it out at your 4th of July barbecue.  Try it and tell me what you think. 
Happy Monday!


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  1. I luv this recipe, but where do you get liquid pectin and what brand please?Do not forget to add our linking it this party here http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/06/beautiful-furniture-redo-pop-up-cards.html Maggiehttp://passionatelyartistic.com


  2. I love Jalapeno jelly! mmm! I have been looking for a new recipe as mine has turned out runny! I will have to try yours!


  3. YUM! We have planted three jalapeno plants this year because my Mister loves everything and anything spicy and HOT. Now I know how to use up a bunch of them. I posted this on my own blog with credit to you and a link back to your blog so that my friends can come check it all out.~SandyPantswww.therubybelle.blogspot.com


  4. So Yummy!!!!!Love this! I'd love it you would link this up at the Glitter link party 🙂 http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/06/running-with-glitter-link-party-15.html


  5. My husband LOVES jalapenos so I think he'd be all over this. I am saving it to my "to try" pile. I wanted to invite you to come over and share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight. Have a great day :)Katie


  6. It is also good on black eyed peas and other vegetables…Also on pork chops when grilling..



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