Rating: 4.55 stars
89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1

This is a very lovely, very sophisticated jelly to have on hand for the holidays, as well as for unexpected visitors. Enjoy this with crackers and soft cream cheese.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large, stainless steel saucepan, combine peppers, vinegar, sugar, and cayenne pepper. Cook over medium high heat. Stir frequently until mixture begins to boil.

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  • Stir in pectin; boil 5 minutes longer, stirring constantly, and mix in food coloring. Skim off foam, and remove from heat.

  • Ladle into sterilized jars. Seal, and process in a boiling-water canner for 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

433 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 111.2g; fat 0.2g; sodium 314.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (93)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2004
DO NOT double this recipe!! I was making it for gifts for about twelve people and so I doubled the ingredients. Big mistake, I found out after my jelly did not set that you are never supposed to double a jelly or jam recipe. I hope this will save another first time jelly maker from making this mistake. Read More
(673)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2004
Not sure why but my jelly didn't set well. Stayed pretty runny. not sure what I did wrong, I followed the recipe exactly. Still tasted good though. Just wasn't something I wanted to give away as gifts -- who wants runny jelly? Read More
(47)
89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 62
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2004
DO NOT double this recipe!! I was making it for gifts for about twelve people and so I doubled the ingredients. Big mistake, I found out after my jelly did not set that you are never supposed to double a jelly or jam recipe. I hope this will save another first time jelly maker from making this mistake. Read More
(673)
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2004
I went the no sugar route on this one..used Splenda and no- sugar pectin. It tasted wonderful, great for lo carbing! I use it for everything! Read More
(355)
Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2005
HOT...SWEET...my jelly set up nice and quick. Try boiling ingredients on medium heat for 10 minutes add pectin and boil for 5 minutes. Also I used fresh jalapenos. 1 1/2 pounds. Don't forget the gloves and glasses. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2005
Great recipe. I substituted apple cider vinegar for white which gave it a nice flavor. I also used one green one yellow and one orange pepper to vary up the colors a bit and left out the green food coloring (turned out a clear-yellowish color). I think the key to getting the jelly to set is to load your diced peppers into a towel and squeeze out all the excess liquid. Read More
(145)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2003
The orginal recipe is very tasty and is a good base to experiment. Any true "pepper-head" will want to upgrade to serrano peppers (or hotter) and increase the cayenne (I went to 1.5 tbs). For a sweeter Jelly stir in an additional cup of sugar before the pectin. One additional tip, don't use cheap vinegar, final taste is compromised. Read More
(120)
Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2007
Excellent!!I processed the green peppers jalapenos and vinegar in my food processor and made short work of this recipe. Not to hot not too mild; perfect. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2004
Very good taste! It was enough for eight 250ml jars. For all you cooks north of the border: 6 fluid ounces liquid pectin translates to 170 ml (two packages at 85 ml). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
Wonderful Recipe! This is sooo easy to make and the flavor is WONDERFUL!! I am asked repeatedly for this recipe. My entire family enjoys it and I have to make it year round. Delicious with cream cheese and tortilla chips or crackers. I use my Quisinart to mince/mix the peppers before adding them to the saucepan.Both green & red bell peppers make an attractive jelly. I can make this in 30 minutes or less.Thank you Brenda! Read More
(83)
Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2005
I love the flavor of this jelly. Although, I have tried four different times to make it and it will not set up. I have followed the directions to the "T" and nothing. It makes a good sauce. Read More
(47)
Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2004
Not sure why but my jelly didn't set well. Stayed pretty runny. not sure what I did wrong, I followed the recipe exactly. Still tasted good though. Just wasn't something I wanted to give away as gifts -- who wants runny jelly? Read More
(47)