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Friday, August 27, 2010

Jalapeno Jelly

It's the last day of Canning Week...kind of bittersweet. I'm ready to get back to my regular blog, but we've had so much fun sharing our canning recipes, tips, and stories. When you're done here, make sure to check out Ott, A and her post!
Jalapeno Jelly?! Yes, you read that right. For those of you who have not tried it, it's really much better than it sounds.

What you'll need:
12-15 medium to large jalapenos
2 packages liquid pectin
2 cups apple cider vinegar
6 cups sugar


First, stem and seed peppers. Place peppers into blender with 1 cup vinegar and run on chop setting until no large chunks remain.
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Pour into large pot and add other cup of vinegar and sugar. Bring to a hard boil and boil for 10 minutes.

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Add two packages of pectin and boil for one minute. Here's a handy trick I learned. Cut off the tops of your liquid pectin and stand them in a glass, or in a measuring cup. Because timing is so critical in jellies, this will really help!

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Remove from heat, skim off any foam, and pour into jars, leaving 1/4" head space. Wipe rims, apply lids and rings. Process for 10 minutes in water bath.

Now that you have tons of it, what are you going to do with it? I prefer to eat this on wheat crackers with some cream cheese. Leave a comment below telling us how YOU like jalapeno jelly. 

Don't forget about the GIVEAWAYS this week! Today is the last day to get your chance to win. (I will take entries until 11:59 p.m. EST Friday-please note the linky contest will end at 4 p.m. today) Here are the ways to get your entries in:

  • One entry for joining our Facebook page
  • One entry for linking up in our Linky Party blog post contest (AND you'll get entered to win an awesome cookbook, which you can also buy on Amazon--makes a great gift)
  • One entry for commenting on one of my posts
  • One entry for commenting on one of Ott, A's posts
  • One entry for putting our "Canning Week" button on your blog (please comment and let me know you did)
  • One entry for Tweeting on Twitter (please comment and let me know and use "canning" as a tag) 
Remember those awesome prizes from earlier posts? Well, courtesy of Fresh Preserves, we now have TWO canning starter kits to give away!!

    11 comments:

    Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

    Ummm I love jalapenos but I must say jelly? Your right sounds strange

    Following from Friendly Friday

    Colleen
    http://www.shibleysmiles.com

    Keli said...

    I want to try and make jalapeno spread. A little like jelly but not so pureed. We eat it on everything!!

    zentmrs said...

    I love jalapeno jelly! We've got a whole lot of jalapenos coming in our garden and I've been thinking about jelly.

    I made these cookies http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2009/11/delicious-cookies.html as a Thanksgiving gift last year. I used store-bought jelly, but think that my own would be so much better!

    Thanks for hosting this canning week with Ott A! I've really enjoyed it, and learned so much!

    Susieqtpies said...

    Wow this looks awesome! I've never made jalapeno jelly. My husband and one of my dd's loves this stuff. A friend of ours makes it for them. My pepper plant didn't give me enough this year to have such an abundance. I'd love for you to come link this up on my blog, under recipes!!! Hope you do!
    Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life
    http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/

    Susieqtpies said...

    I'm a new follower of the Facebook page! Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life

    thepunkrockmom said...

    Happy Social Parading! I'm your newest hanger on :)

    So glad I found your blog! I have to make this for my husband! He'll flip! Yum!

    <3MaryAnne

    Anonymous said...

    I can't wait to hear the results of the drawing!

    Audrey

    Powers Fam said...

    I have a friend who loves Jalapeno Jelly! I'm so glad I now how a gift to give her at Christmas! Thank you so much!

    Stacey @ ecomodern mom said...

    Hello. Found you on Social Parade, following from EcoModern Mom, on Saturday. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

    Stacey @ www.ecomodernmom.com

    Katie said...

    I have had a similar jalapeno jelly before and this year have enough jalapenos in my garden to try to make this myself. Thanks for this great week of recipes and insight.
    Katie, a beginner canning woman on the prairie!

    Katie said...

    Now I just went and bought 28 jalapenos from our local FFA chapter's farmers market. I have to use this recipe today!

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