|Beautiful Color: Use caution when eating - it's still got a bite!|
The first time we did this we used red, yellow and orange bell peppers with the jalapeno peppers. It gave the jelly a red glow. This time we used more yellow than orange peppers and no red ones - it made the jelly light and beautiful.
|The jalapeno peppers were sooo hot! |
While we were seeding them we had to quit talking
- just for a minute or two! -
because they were making us cry
(This photo was taken by MP, thank you!).
17 medium jalapeno peppers, 1 orange bell pepper, 6 yellow bell peppers - finely chopped in the food processor. We put them in a bowl and mixed them together until we liked the way the colors looked. We used this for all three batches of jam.
For each batch:
2 3/4 cups finely chopped peppers
1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
6 1/2 cups of sugar
1 pouch CERTO
We followed the directions that came with the CERTO, got our jars and lids ready ahead of time and in just over an hour we had our first batch of pepper jam.
|We used the Sure Jell CERTO (Liquid Fruit Pectin) to make sure our peppers became jam. |
The instructions and recipes are in these little boxes.
We worked for almost 3 hours and made 3 dozen jars of jam. Notice that a lot of them are the 4 ounce jars - just right for a little gift.
I left Cindy and MP and went home to listen for the popping sound of all my jars sealing up. It was a happy sound.
This was our second time to make jelly together. It's not that hard, the results are delicious, and if you can get a friend to join in not only will you make jelly or jam, you'll make memories.
What's cooking in your kitchen?