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This Jalapeno Jelly recipe packs a sweet heat that will keep you coming back for more. This pepper jelly is best paired with crackers and cream cheese or toasted bread and ricotta

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

50 mins
30 mins
10 mins
1 hr 30 mins
7 half pints


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a 6- to 8-quart heavy pot combine sugar, poblano peppers, cider vinegar, the water, jalapeño peppers, and salt. Bring to boiling; cook, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; cover and let stand for 30 minutes.

  • Stir lime juice into pepper mixture. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Quickly stir in pectin; return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. If desired, add a few drops of green food coloring to tint to desired color. Remove from heat.

  • Ladle hot jelly into hot sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe rims; adjust lids and screw bands.

  • Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner for 10 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks.


Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts

41 calories; carbohydrates 10g; sugars 10g; vitamin a 22.9IU; vitamin c 10.1mg; folate 0.9mcg; sodium 32mg; potassium 18mg; calcium 1mg; iron 0.1mg.