Jalapeño Pepper Jelly

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Here's a delicious jelly recipe I've always loved. We often got Jalapeño Pepper Jelly in Germany at Ward parties. It's apparently very popular among Mormons. However, I wasn’t able to get the recipe until Sister Patsi Saas published hers in the Valle Verde Ward Recipe Book (thanks Patsi). It's best on crackers with cream cheese.



1 Cup Bell Pepper, chopped

8 to 9 Fresh Jalapenos, chopped

6-1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar

1-1/3 Cup White Vinegar

Red or Green food coloring (optional)

1 Bottle Certo (2 packets)

2 to 3 Tablespoons Lime or Lemon Juice

Melted Paraffin Wax



Combine bell pepper, jalapeños, sugar, and vinegar in a saucepan. Add food coloring as desired.

Bring to a boil; remove from the heat and add Certo. Return to the heat until boiling point is reached; then, remove from the heat again.

Add lime/lemon juice.

Pour into sterilized jars, stirring often to distribute peppers.

Pour melted paraffin wax on top of jars to seal.


Serving Suggestions:

Allow mixture to cool. Serve with crackers and cream cheese.



Site Updated: 7 Dec 2017