Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Recipe

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Recipe

When it comes to making your own spreads and condiments, you probably think of more common recipes like ketchup recipes, homemade ranch recipes, or this Apple Butter recipe, but have you ever thought about trying a Jalapeno Pepper Jelly recipe? This recipe definitely isn’t for the faint of heart, but if you love jalapenos, this hot and sweet jelly is one you will definitely want to try. It uses the water bath canning method, so it’s really easy to make, and the results are one of a kind!

To make it, start by removing the seeds and veins from the jalapenos and then pureeing them in a food processor. This will help you achieve just the right consistency. Then, combine the ingredients on the stove and bring to a rolling boil. Once you have finished all the steps of the recipe below, your Jalapeno Pepper Jelly recipe will be ready to eat or store.

Just a note:  I strongly suggest that you wear gloves when chopping and seeding your peppers, especially if you have any cuts or even a hangnail on your fingers.  Even if you don’t and you wash your hands later, the oils in the peppers can stay on your hands for a while and you don’t want to take a chance on rubbing your eye if you still have the pepper juice on your fingers…..just trust me on this – I speak from experience!

Do you have men on your list that are difficult to buy for? Why not give them a jar of this Jalapeno Pepper Jelly along with this Easy Bread and Butter Pickle recipe for your next gift-giving occasion? They will love the thoughtful gift, and you won’t have to worry about them getting duplicates or wanting to return it. Food is one gift that anyone would love. Plus, you could even make several jars and knock out all of your Christmas shopping early this year in a single afternoon. Up for an adventure? Give it a try today!

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Recipe

Rating: 41

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 5 half-pint hars

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly Recipe


  • 12 medium jalapeno peppers
  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 1 box Ball Liquid Pectin (2 packages)
  • Green Food Coloring, if desired
  • 5 half pint jars, lids, and rings


  1. Wash jars, lids, and rings with warm, soapy water. Place lids in small saucepan filled with simmering water until ready to use.
  2. Fill a water bath canner and bring to a simmer. Place clean jars inside to keep heated until ready to use.
  3. Slice the jalapeno peppers in half and remove seeds and veins. Puree the peppers and 1 cup of the cider vinegar in a food processor.
  4. In a saucepan, combine the pepper puree, remaining vinegar, and sugar and bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 10 minutes, stirring regularly.
  5. Add pectin, stirring immediately. Boil hard for one minute and remove from heat. Stir in food coloring (if desired).
  6. Remove jars from simmering canner and ladle hot jelly into them, leaving ¼” headspace. Wipe the rims clean with a damp cloth and affix lids and rings.
  7. Lower jars into canner and bring to a boil. Process for 10 minutes. Remove from canner and allow to cool. Check lids for sealing by pressing down in the center. If the lid flexes, the jar has not sealed. Reprocess or refrigerate for immediate use.
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40 Ways To Recycle Household Items | Part 1

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Frugal living and re-using items goes hand in hand. One way to make sure you get the most bang for your buck is to recycle household items in ways they may have not been designed for, but will work well

Here, you will find the first 10 of 40 ways to reuse  items that are commonly thrown (or given) away with ideas on how to re-use them in practical, thrifty and earth smart ways!

1. Serrated Edges from wax paper containers: Cut them up, hot glue them onto frames and use them to hang pictures on the wall. Alternatively, you could also use them for scraping off candle wax when it drips.

2. Old Shower Curtains: If you have any sewing skills, you could easily turn these into baby bibs. Another use for them is to lay them down for your kid’s art projects to keep the mess at bay. Tie them down onto outdoor furniture you do not have room for in the garage to keep them from the weather.

3. Film Canisters: While these are almost obsolete anymore with digital cameras now being the norm, if you have any laying around the house, try using them for art projects as glitter shakers. Simply poke holes in the lid and place glitter inside. You could use them in a similar fashion for camping salt and pepper shakers.

4. Junk Mail: Let your young child pretend to play mail-carrier. Make a “mailbox” from an old shoebox and let them “send” you mail. You could use them for collages and home school projects as well.

5. Crib sheets: Use them in the car to contain backseat spills, animal hair and other seat threats.

6. A “Turkey net”. Use the netting that comes on your Thanksgiving turkey to contain tub toys. Be careful when you cut it off your bird, wash it out well and run an old shoelace through it at the top to form a pouch. Put tub toys in it after bath time to drain.

7. Pantyhose/stockings: If you have a fisherman in your family, they will appreciate this one; Use stockings to create small pouches for fish bait such as poultry liver. It keeps the bait better on the hook so fish don’t steal it.

8. Apple or orange peels: Make a delicious and inviting potpori for your home. Simmer some water with cinnamon, cloves and the peels. It will leave your home smelling absolutely wonderful. You could also put it in a small crock pot as well for the same effect. Another use for citrus peels is to freeze them and use in recipes that call for zest.

9. An old but still usable laundry basket: Use as a baby bath tub “playpen”. If your child can sit up, but not really well, place your infant in a clean laundry basket and fill the tub with water. Place toys in that area for them to grasp and be in their reach.

10. Ends of bread loaves: Make croutons with just a bit of olive oil and seasoning in the oven. Also, place one in brown sugar that has gone hard and in a day or two, it will be soft again.

Be sure to come back next week for 10 more ways to recycle household items!

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Walgreens Coupon Matchups | Week of September 21, 2014


Here are the best Walgreens Coupon Deals and Matchups that I see for the week of the week of September 21, 2014! New to shopping at Walgreens? Make sure that you check out my How To Save at Walgreens post. Don’t forget to register for the Walgreens Balance Rewards program so that you can start […]

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Easy Apple Butter Recipe!

Easy Apple Butter Recipe for the Crockpot

If you’ve never tried making your own apple butter recipe, you don’t know what you are missing. It’s got all the yummy deliciousness of apples paired with cinnamon, sugar and nutmeg, and the creamy texture is absolutely perfect for spreading on your morning toast or english muffins. As much as I love regular butter, this […]

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