Friday, January 7, 2011

Jalapeno Jelly...

It's always tricky trying to plan a day, or time, to fit in some canning. You have to be focused and prepared and hopefully not be interrupted. After all it can be a very scientific, fun, complicated, therapeutic mess!! Which I happen to love.  So today seemed like the perfect day. Although I always make an exception on the interrupted part, but that's a given:)  It was your typical cold, cloudy, and windy kinda day. Which means no heading outside for an adventure walk with Parker. More like a painting, coloring, and playing with trucks and trains kind of a day.

Today was the perfect day to make a beautiful Jalapeno Jelly!! After all it will make a perfect and easy appetizer to bring to a party on top of cream cheese. Also, I think it would make a fabulous glaze for grilled  chicken. There are so many fun things I want to try with this easy jelly. Here's how you make it....

12 oz's  jalapeno peppers,stemmed, seeded, and deveined. Put in food prosser with one cup cider vinegar.

Puree peppers and vinegar until smooth, and get your canner, jars and lids ready.

In a large deep stainless steel saucepan combine puree, 1 cup cider vinegar.

Stir in 6 cups sugar and bring to boil over high heat, boil hard 10 mins.

Careful not to walk away!!! or this will most likely happen to you:(
Stir the entire 10 min, then stir in 2 3oz packages of liquid pectin boil hard 1 min.

Turn off heat and quickly pour hot jelly into jars leaving 1/4 inch head space. Wipe rim and center lid on jar,
screw band on, not too tight. This recipe is from Ball Blue Book of Preserves. (always check canning safety guidelines for your area) For the elevation  I'm at  water bath 10min.

During the cooking process I had to open alot of windows!! Spicy:)

Complete satisfaction!! Six half pints...would have been 7 had I not walked away for a split second.

Even though I am running out of storage for all the goodies I've canned thus far, I am already planning my next canning adventure...stay tuned for a little curry chutney, yum!
Happy canning!!!


  1. Okay, so I hope I get to sample some of your goods. The pickles you gave me are truly divine. Thanks again!

  2. Your welcome!! Of course you will be sampleing the jelly:)

  3. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!! I can't wait to put it on chicken wings for hot wings:)