Some Like It Hot

Jalapeno Jelly

Hubby calls it ‘Crack in a Jar’. Jalapeno Jelly. Spicy and sweet? Or is it sweet and spicy? Either way, the stuff is addictive. Ritz cracker, cream cheese and a dollop of green goodness. Before you know it, all the crackers are gone and you’re licking it off your finger you just used as a squeegee. Thus, crack in a jar. I canned yesterday, jelly and tomatoes. I’ll be canning again today, more tomatoes and more jelly.

Just in case you’ve picked a peck of peppers and have nothing else to do with them, here’s the recipe I used.

Jalapeno Jelly

3/4 – 1 lb. ground jalapeno peppers, seeded and membranes removed (I left some in)

2 cps apple cider vinegar

6 cps sugar

3 packets fruit pectin

Hard boil the peppers, vinegar and sugar for ten minutes. Then add pectin and hard boil again for one minute. Fill jars and process. (I cheated, heated my jars in the oven and inverted mine.)


  1. TammyP said...

    YUM!!! I love that stuff! I am so going to get some peppers TODAY!! I think I have the rest of the stuff on hand. How many jelly jars does this recipe make? YUMMY!!!

  2. Stacey said...

    Hey Tammy... it made four wide mouth pint jars with a little (and I mean a little) bit for Dave on the side.

    I sent my peppers into the food processor until it looked a bit like sludge. You can use green peppers if you prefer mild jelly.

    Good luck! We might all have to be admitted to J.J. Anon. for our "problems".


  3. Bronco P3t3 said...

    I am glad to see that TammyP is going to get some pepper. It sounds Yu-M-My. Looks like a new vice...It's Ok.

  4. The Vintage Kitten said...

    Ooh that sounds divine!

  5. Tricia said...

    That does sound Hot, Hot, Hot!