One thing I love to have over the holidays is Pepper Jelly. It’s sort of a tradition since the hubs & I got together. He grew up with it- his mother was the queen of entertaining & always had a little tray of crackers, cream cheese & pepper jelly sitting out among all the other goodies. We usually just buy some but this year I had planned on making some to share with you as part of my holiday traditions. But because I wasn’t home most of December- I didn’t really get around to making it until now. I am so happy I decided to still make it instead of putting it off until next holiday season.
Simple Pepper Jelly
Like I said- take your little cracker, add a little cream cheese & then top with pepper jelly. Swoon!!!
It’s truly something I crave & look forward to all year long.
Now I have made so much I may have enough to last me until next holiday season.
Just look at these peppers!! Aren’t they gorgeous? They were calling me in the store – I had to buy them.
I tell you- it turned out SO MUCH BETTER than anything I have ever purchased. I’m in heaven.
Simple Pepper Jelly
- 1 bell pepper red, green, yellow or orange- your choice
- 2 sweet peppers match the color to your bell pepper
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp pectin
- 2 drops matching food color optional
Cut open your peppers & remove seeds. Place in food processor & pulse until they are minced & nearly a paste. It's okay to have some larger pieces left.
Transfer to medium saucepan & add cider vinegar & sugar.
Cook on med-high until it comes to a rolling boil.
Remove from heat & add in your pectin & food coloring. Stir to combine well.
At this point you can transfer to your prepared jars & either freeze or go through the canning process to seal - boiling for 15 minutes before removing.
This makes about 20 ounces. I made a batch for each color because I couldn't resist.
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