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How to make pepper jelly

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.