Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Green Pepper Jelly

It's that time of year again, where we start to bottle of our delicious garden bounty.  One of my favorite things to make is jam and jellies.  2 really fun jellies that are my absolute favorite. 

I know most people would never think of using peppers to make jelly, but I promise you that this recipe is amazing!  With one taste you are going to be hooked!  My favorite way to eat this is on a ritz cracker with a little spread of cream cheese and a dollop of this jelly.  It's delicious, and pretty cute too.  So here's the recipe for my Green Pepper Jelly....
7 sweet Green Peppers
1 Jalapeno Pepper
1 1/2 c. vinegar divided
1 1/2 c. Apple Juice
1 pkg. powdered Pectin
1/2 tsp. Salt
5 c. Sugar
A few drops of Green Food Coloring

Wash peppers.  Remove stems and seeds.  Cut into 1/2 inch pieces. 

Puree 1/2 the peppers and 3/4 cup Vinegar in a blender.  Puree remaining peppers and vinegar.  Combine the puree in a large bowl, and stir in apple juice.  Cover and refrigerate over night. 

Take your mixture out and strain through about 6 pieces of cheese cloth.  Measure 4 cups of the mixture and if you don't have 4 cups add a little apple juice until you have exactly 4 cups. 

Combine your mixture, pectin, and salt, in a large sauce pot.  Bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly.  Add sugar until dissolved.  Return mixture to a boil.  Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and skim the foam off.  Add a few drops of food coloring if you want. 

Ladle hot jelly into sterilized jars.  Leave 1/4 inch head space.  Process for 5 minutes in boiling water to seal the lids.
For this batch I used red food coloring


  1. Beautiful! I've always wanted to make this, but was afraid that I'd mess it up, lol. I think I'll give it a try now...thanks :)

  2. Not thatI never made it I never heard of it:)Sounds interesting to make;)