Red Pepper Jelly


Indulge in the exquisite fusion of flavors with our sensational Red Pepper Jelly. This culinary gem is more than just a condiment; it’s a versatile masterpiece that elevates your dining experience. From pairing seamlessly with creamy cheeses to transforming into a delectable glaze for salmon or pork, this pepper jelly is the secret ingredient your kitchen deserves.

Why You’ll Be Enchanted:

Embark on a culinary journey with our Red Pepper Jelly, a staple in my kitchen for countless reasons. Its versatility knows no bounds – a companion for cheeses, a glaze for meats, or a zestful addition to your favorite sandwiches and pizzas.

The Allure of Simplicity – Just 5 Ingredients: What makes this recipe even more appealing is its simplicity; a mere five ingredients, and two of them are peppers! This minimalist approach ensures a straightforward shopping list for a delightful outcome.

Ingredients Needed:

Peppers: The heart and soul, a harmonious blend of red bell peppers and a hint of jalapenos.

Granulated Sugar: The alchemist’s touch, transforming peppers into a sweet and tantalizing jam.

Apple Cider Vinegar: The conductor orchestrating the perfect balance, with a preference for its flavorful dance, yet welcoming white vinegar as a substitute.

Liquid Pectin: The magical element, ensuring our pepper jelly sets into the desired velvety texture.

Pepper Play – A Symphony of Flavors: Dive into the creative realm with pepper variations. Poblanos, or even orange bell peppers can join this culinary orchestra. For the daring, turn it into a jalapeno jam or add habaneros for an extra kick. The golden rule – measure precisely, maintaining the magical 2 & 3/4 cups of chopped peppers.

Making Of This Recipe

Pepper Preparation: Deseed and destem the peppers, chop into 1-inch pieces, then finely pulse in a food processor. Measure out the golden 2 & 3/4 cups.

Boiling Bliss: Combine peppers, sugar, and vinegar in a pan, bringing them to a rolling boil for 1 minute. Stir in the liquid pectin and return to a boil for precisely 1 minute. Skim off any foamy crescendos.

Jar Serenade: Ladle the harmonious mixture into clean jars, allowing them to cool to room temperature. Seal and store in the fridge or freezer, or proceed to the optional canning process for shelf stability.

Canning Instruction:

Jar Sterilization: Boil the jars for 10 minutes, keeping them hot until ready for the grand filling. Sterilize new lids in a saucepan.

Graceful Filling: With precision, pour the jelly into the awaiting jar, leaving a 1/4-inch clearance. Seal with a lid, finger-tight to avoid explosive performances.

Boiling Ovation: Return the jars to a boiling water dance for 10 minutes before gracefully transferring them to a cool stage for 24 hours. Unsealed jars find refuge in the fridge or freezer.

Reviving the Symphony – What if Your Jam Misses a Note?

Fear not if your jelly’s texture isn’t pitch-perfect. A re-boil with additional pectin and sugar, guided by the instructions within the pectin box, is the encore your jars deserve. For canning enthusiasts, a re-sterilization of jars and new lids awaits this musical revival.

Versatile Serenades – Serving Suggestions: The allure of Red Pepper Jelly lies in its versatility. Whether draped over cream cheese with crackers or as a condiment for burgers and sandwiches, its symphony of flavors never fails to captivate. Dive into creative renditions by incorporating it into sauces for wings or grilled pork chops.

Preserving the Harmony – Storage Wisdom:

For short-term indulgence, store sealed jars in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or embrace the freezer for a 4-month encore. Should you choose the canning path, this culinary masterpiece graces your pantry for up to a year, adding a note of delight to your every meal.

Red Pepper Jelly

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Symphony in Minutes: Embark on a culinary journey with our quick and easy Red Pepper Jelly, a harmonious blend of sweetness, tartness, and a hint of spice. Crafted with just 5 ingredients, this delightful jam is a testament to simplicity and flavor.


  • 3 large red bell peppers (or 2 & 1/2 cups chopped)

  • 2 jalapeno peppers (or 1/4 cup chopped)

  • 6 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • 1 & 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar

  • 1 pouch (3 ounces) liquid pectin


  • Prepare the Pepper Ensemble: Remove seeds and stems, chop peppers into 1-inch pieces, and finely pulse in a food processor. Measure out 2 & 3/4 cups.
  • Culinary Crescendo: In a dutch oven, combine chopped peppers, sugar, and vinegar. Bring to a full rolling boil for 1 minute, stirring.
  • Pectin Symphony: Swiftly stir in the pectin pouch, returning to a full rolling boil for exactly 1 minute. Remove from heat and skim off any foamy notes.
  • Jar Serenade: Ladle the melody into clean jars, allowing them to cool to room temperature. Seal the jars and savor the harmonious creation.


  • Sugar Serenade: The quantity may seem lavish, yet it’s the key to the jelly’s perfect set. This recipe, untested with sugar substitutes, yields 7, 8-ounce jars.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 185kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Protein: 0.1g
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Sodium: 2mg

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