Pepper Jelly - Auto Canner


Preserving Method: Water Bath Canning

Pre-Heat Your Empty Jars

  1. REMOVE Inner Pot from Appliance. Remove Rack; set aside. Fill Inner Pot with warm tap water to fill line. Return Inner Pot to Appliance. Place Rack back into Inner Pot. Place empty jars onto Rack in Inner Pot. Set preserving lids and bands aside in your work space. Close and lock Appliance Lid.
  2. PRESS Pre-Heat button, then press Start. The red Pre-Heating light will illuminate, and the Appliance will begin pre-heating your jars. In the meantime, you can start making your jelly. Jars will be pre-heated when the green Ready light is flashing. Keep jars in Appliance, with Lid closed and locked, until ready to fill with jelly.

Make Your Jelly

  1. REMOVE stems and seeds from green bell peppers and finely chop. Measure 3-1/2 cups chopped bell peppers. Remove stems, seeds, and veins from jalapeno peppers* and finely chop. Measure 1/2 cup chopped jalapeno peppers. Measure remaining ingredients for your recipe; set aside.
  2. PLACE chopped bell peppers and jalapeno peppers in an 8-quart saucepan. Add vinegar. Gradually stir in Ball® brand RealFruit™ Classic Pectin. Add butter, if using. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.
  3. ADD entire measure of sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam, if necessary, from top of jelly.

Preserve Your Jelly

  1. UNLOCK and open Appliance Lid.
  2. REMOVE one hot jar. Close Lid, but do not lock, to keep remaining jars hot. Ladle hot jelly into hot jar, leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe any jelly from the rim of the jar. Center new lid on jar. Twist on band until fingertip tight. Return filled jar onto Rack in Inner Pot.
  3. REPEAT step 2 until all jars are filled with jelly and returned to Inner Pot. Close and lock Lid.
  4. PRESS Jams & Jellies, then press Recipe 1. Press Start to begin preserving.
  5. THE APPLIANCE will start sensing your recipe, indicated by the orange Sensing light. Then, the preserving phase will begin, indicated by the orange Preserving light. When your appliance beeps and the green Ready light is flashing, your jelly has been successfully preserved! Press Stop. Unlock and open Lid.
  6. REMOVE jars from Inner Pot using jar lifter and place upright on a towel. Allow to cool, undisturbed, for 12 to 24 hours. Check lids for seals and store your jars. 
Pepper Jelly - Ball® Auto Canner Recipes is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So Much Sugar! But Tasty The recipe was fairly easy to make, but it has so much sugar! I am trying to avoid sugar, but I can see myself using this to create a sweet and sour meat sauce or offering it to guests.
Date published: 2015-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy! I made this and it turned out great. I've been ordering a pepper jelly from New Mexico and put it over cream cheese. Was so surprised when I sampled this while canning that it tasted just like the one I'd been buying and had the same consistency! Also, the peppers I had were red, orange, yellow and green so it added some nice flecks of color to it. So excited. Think I'll have to buy some more jars and make a few more batches of this. It's a great thing to make for parties and serve over cream cheese with crackers or tortilla chips! Thank You!
Date published: 2015-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy and easily adaptable I used red bell peppers, instead and decreased the jalapeno by half. This jelly was so easy to make, and yes, I used the Auto Jam & Jelly maker and the Fresh Tech Auto Canner. My jelly was finished in one hour, and has set up perfectly. Delicious on Ritz crackers with cream cheese. I have a new Christmas gift to share.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy! This was a great recipe for the auto canner. It set well and turned out amazing!
Date published: 2015-04-27
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