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Hot Pepper Jelly Recipe

Make this pepper jelly recipe to spruce up your next piece of toast or peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Or serve with crackers and cream cheese for a delicious party appetizer
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Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 32
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 1 cup green bell peppers cored and ground
  • 3/4 cup jalapeno peppers ground
  • 6 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.75 oz fruit pectin powder
  • 6 drops green food coloring optional


  • In a large saucepan, combine the green peppers, jalapeño peppers, sugar, vinegar and salt. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the pectin and bring the mixture to a boil. Remove from heat and add the food coloring. Pour the jelly, while hot, into sterilized, hot half-pint mason jars.
  • Seal tightly with hot lids and set in a cool place. The lids will pop as they seal. Store at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Serve with cream cheese and crackers.


What To Do With Spicy Pepper Jelly

  • Soften a block of cream cheese and pour the jelly over the top. Serve with crackers for a super easy appetizer.
  • Replace it with grape jelly in your next peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
  • Spruce up your next piece of toast with it.
  • This is such a great gift idea! Seal in jars and put a fun label on it for holiday gifts.
  • Add a dish filled with this jam to a charcuterie board along with a variety of crackers, olives, cheese, salami and pickles.


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg
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