I had a fabulous day with my husband in the kitchen. Every once in awhile we’ll just make a bunch of stuff which means good things for upcoming posts! The first thing we made was hot pepper jelly. It’s that time of year where our peppers are bursting with hot and sweet. And it is also a jelly that is very easy and fast to make.
The recipe calls for mostly sweet peppers but as this is supposed to be hot pepper jelly I ignore that and just make sure I have 4 cups total of peppers. The guide I use came from allrecipes.com. It only called for 1/4 cup of hot peppers! You have to have some zing in this.
I grabbed poblano, hot wax, and jalapeno peppers as well as a few bell peppers. I chopped them and then let them drain for a bit. You don’t want this overly watery.
In a saucepan add the peppers, 1 cup apple cider vinegar, and 1.5 oz of pectin. As you cook this if you need more pectin add a bit more. I found this amount to work for these peppers.
Stir well then bring to a simmer. I have it simmer while the water for the jars is coming to a boil. It allows the flavours of the peppers to come out nicely.
Bring it to a boil then add 5 cups of sugar. Sounds like an insane amount doesn’t it. But it works. But because of all the sugar I definitely want some heat to come through with the hot peppers.
Keep stirring as the sugar blends in. Then bring it to a boil for about a minute or so.
Can in the jars after you sterelise them. Then boil for 5 minutes. Allow to cool.
It is lovely on some nice aged cheddar.
So want those chillies!
You could grow them in pots. These had a bit of a kick to them. I did 3 recipes today that needed hot peppers and my fingers are burning!
Love it!!!! If you take some dry reds, add it to what you have, throw in some orange juice, puree it and cook it down to a think glaze like consistency, you get the very best orange chile glaze imaginable. 🙂 Goes great with pork, chicken, or fish.
Oh that sounds fabulous! 🙂
Great time of year to make this. So many types of peppers available now at the market.
I put a dent in our garden yesterday with all the peppers we used! 🙂
what a great recipe! the hotter the better! 🙂
That sounds to be a fantastic pickle. Good cheese and pickle is hard to beat. Aged cheddar is not commonplace here, but there are a lot of good substitutions!
Oh I’m sure. I’m surprised you can’t get aged cheddar though, you are closer than we are!
I just remembered I made an apple chile pepper jelly last summer when I started canning! Thanks for reminding me. This is a fabulous recipe!
Thanks. 🙂 Yours sounds yummy as well.
What a stunning idea, i have piles of peppers in the garden and never know what to do with them all! I shall try this .. thank you.. c
And the beauty is you can make it as hot or sweet as you’d like. 🙂
Hot pepper jelly over cheese! This is a fantastic idea! I’m sure it would impress any dinner party guest. 🙂
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