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|