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Jalapeno Jelly Recipe

Print Makes about 5 (8 oz) half pints
Eliminate the juice-making step and still produce a translucent jelly? This unique recipe does! Flecked with tiny bits of peppers, this zesty jalapeno jelly adds a jewel-like flair to cheese trays. Spread it on a block of warmed cream cheese and serve with crackers.

Level of Ease:

Easy

Preserving Method:

Waterbath Canning

You Will Need:

Directions:

  1. PREPARE boiling water canner. Heat jars in simmering water until ready for use. Do not boil.  Wash lids in warm soapy water and set bands aside.
  2. PURÉE peppers in food processor or blender with 1 cup cider vinegar until smooth. Do not strain purée.
  3. COMBINE purée with remaining 1 cup cider vinegar and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. ADD Ball® RealFruit Liquid Pectin, immediately squeezing entire contents from pouches. Continue to boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add food coloring, if using, and skim foam if necessary.
  5. LADLE hot jalapeno jelly into hot jars leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Wipe rim. Center lid on jar. Apply band until fit is fingertip tight.
  6. PROCESS in a boiling water canner for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude. Remove jars and cool. Check lids for seal after 24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.

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