Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

My dear friend Jamie recently gave me a little bottle of canned goodness that I just had to share with all of you! She and a friend of hers recently canned a batch of jalapeno jelly. I may be the minority here, but I had never even heard of it, and I am not going to lie, when she handed me the bottle I was a bit apprehensive. However, she sent me on my way equipped with the cute little bottle full of its delicious green contents, a sleeve of ritz crackers, and a package of cream cheese, so I figured it was worth a shot.

I took the concoction to a family bbq, and I am not exaggerating when I say it was the hit of the party. Everybody LOVED it. So I begged Jamie for the recipe and she graciously sent it over. So here it is, be brave, trust me, you'll love it!

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

3 Green bell peppers
2 (4 oz.) cans diced jalapeno peppers or
1 cup fresh jalapeno peppers
1 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
6 1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 t. cayenne pepper
1 box liquid pectin

Chop pepper ( blend in a food processor works best )
Combine with vinegar, sugar and cayenne in pot.
Stir until boiling.
Stir in pectin, boil 5 min. longer. Skim off foam.
Ladle into prepared jars. Process in boiling water
canner for 5 min.