Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning
Makes about 6 (8 oz) half pints
If you enjoy a mild pepper jelly, this recipe should top your list. The addition of jalapeño
peppers adds just the right kick, without extinguishing your taste buds.
You will need
- 4 ½ cups finely chopped green, red or yellow bell pepper or a combination (about 4
- ½ cup finely chopped jalapeño pepper (about 4 small)
- 1 ¼ cups cider vinegar
- 3 Tbsp Ball® RealFruit™ Low or No-Sugar Needed Pectin
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup honey
- 6 Ball® or Kerr® (8 oz) Quilted Crystal® Jelly Jars with Lids and Bands
- Optional: Ball® freshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner +
- 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
- Combine bell peppers, jalapeño peppers and
vinegar in a large saucepan. Gradually stir in pectin. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that
cannot be stirred down over high heat, stirring constantly.
- Add sugar and honey. Return mixture to a full rolling
boil. Boil hard 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if
- Ladle hot jelly into hot jars,
leaving ¼ headspace. Wipe rim and center lid on jar. Screw band on until
fingertip-tight. Place jar in boiling water canner. Repeat until all jars are
- Process jars for 10 minutes, adjusting for altitude.
Turn off heat; remove lid and let jars stand 5 minutes. Remove jars and cool. Check seal after
24 hours. Lid should not flex up and down when center is pressed.
Notes: When cutting or seeding hot peppers, wear rubber gloves to prevent
hands from being burned