Raspberry Habanero Jam


This jam is delicious poured over a block of cream cheese and served with crackers. The heat from the peppers and the sweetness of the sugar and berries complement each other perfectly. A simple and unique appetizer or game-day snack. This raspberry habanero sauce is also wonderful on top of vanilla ice cream!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
5 pints


  • 1 ½ cups white vinegar

  • 1 green bell pepper, halved and seeded

  • 5 habanero peppers, stemmed, or more to taste

  • 6 cups white sugar

  • 2 (12 ounce) packages frozen raspberries

  • 3 tablespoons powdered pectin

  • 5 1-pint canning jars with lids and rings


  1. Process vinegar, green bell pepper, and habanero peppers together in a blender until smooth. Transfer mixture to a large stockpot.

  2. Add sugar, raspberries, and pectin to the stockpot; bring mixture to a boil and cook and stir until jam is smooth and sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.

  3. Sterilize the jars and lids in boiling water for at least 5 minutes.

  4. Pack jam into the hot, sterilized jars, filling to 1/4 inch of the top. Run a knife or thin spatula around the insides of the jars to remove any air bubbles. Wipe the rims of the jars with a moist paper towel to remove any food residue. Top with the lids and screw-on rings.

  5. Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with water. Bring to a boil and lower the jars into boiling water using a holder. Leave a 2-inch space between the jars. If necessary, pour in more boiling water to bring water level to at least 1 inch above the tops of the jars. Bring water to a rolling boil, cover the pot, and process for 15 minutes.

  6. Remove the jars from the stockpot and place them onto a cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool.

  7. Once cool, press the top of each lid with a finger, ensuring that the seal is tight (the lid should not move up or down at all). Store in a cool, dark area.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

63 Calories
0g Fat
16g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 80
Calories 63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 17mg 0%

* 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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