Jalapeño Pepper Jelly is a delicious sweet and spicy spread. This is a great way to preserve all those summer jalapenos and peppers. Enjoy on cheese and crackers, toast, sandwiches, or grilled meats.
Keyword: Pepper Jelly
Servings: 6half pint jars
Author: Garnish and Glaze
10jalapeno peppers, half seeded
1red bell pepper, chopped
1green bell pepper (or orange), chopped
5 1/2cupsgranulated sugar
1 1/2cupwhite vinegar
13 ouncepouch liquid pectin
Place all peppers in a food processor and pulse until peppers are finely chopped. Empty into a mesh strainer and drain off excess liquid.
Place the chopped vegetables in a large stock pot and add in the sugar, vinegar, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil for 10 minutes. Add the pectin and boil 1 more minute. Remove from heat
Ladle jam into hot sterile jars using a wide mouth funnel. Leave 1/4 inch headspace. Top the jars with the lids, screwing them on with just your thumb and index finger (this is to ensure that it is on but not too tight that the air can't escape).
Place jars back on the rack and lower into the water. Bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. (Add 1 more minute for each 1000 ft elevation above 1000 ft.)
Remove and place on a towel about 1 inch apart. After a few minutes you should start to hear the cans seal with a pop. Leave the jars untouched on the counter for 12 hours.
To check for a proper seal, remove the the ring of the lid and lift the can up off the counter 1-2 inches while holding the edges of the lid. If the lid stays attached the jelly is sealed properly and can be stored on the shelf (screw bands removed).
If a seal did not form or if you opened the lid and broke the seal, jelly can be stored in the fridge.
Let jelly rest 1 day before opening to allow it to fully set up and be thick.