Hot Pepper Jelly


Enjoy this pepper jelly recipe! It's a deliciously spicy treat on crackers with cream cheese. It also makes a festive holiday appetizer.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
6 8-ounce jars


  • 2 ½ cups finely chopped red bell peppers

  • 1 ¼ cups finely chopped green bell peppers

  • ¼ cup finely chopped jalapeno peppers

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar

  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package powdered pectin

  • 5 cups white sugar


  1. Sterilize six 8-ounce canning jars and lids according to the manufacturer's instructions. Heat water in a hot water canner.

  2. Place bell peppers and jalapeño peppers in a large saucepan over high heat; stir in vinegar and fruit pectin. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar; bring back to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Allow to boil for 1 minute, then remove from the heat and skim any foam off the top.

  3. Quickly ladle jelly into sterile jars, filling to within 1/4-inch of the tops. Cover with flat lids and screw on rings tightly.

  4. Place jars in the rack and slowly lower jars into the canner. The water should cover the jars completely and should be hot but not boiling. Bring water to a boil; cover the canner and process for 5 minutes.

    close up view of Hot Pepper Jelly in a closed jar

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

89 Calories
23g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 89
% Daily Value *
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 14mg 69%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 29mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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