Sunday, October 22, 2006

Hot Pepper Jam

The picture does not do justice to this jam. It is really a very pretty red and green color. It is hot - it is great as an appetizer with cream cheese. Just spread a little cream cheese on a cracker and them put a little of this on top of the cream cheese - looks very pretty and tastes great!

To make this, I diced up 4 cups of hot peppers. I used 2 cups of red and 2 cups of green. You can make all green or all red if you prefer. You can use any peppers you want to control the heat - you can also make part of them bell peppers. I used the Garden Salsa variety of peppers that I grew in my garden - they are a medium heat. Put in large pot and add 1/2 cup of distilled vinegar and 1/2 cup of water. Measure out 3 cups of sugar in a separate bowl. Take 1/4 cup of that sugar and mix with one packet of Lower Sugar/No Sugar required Sure-Jell pectin and then mix in pot with peppers. Bring to a full rolling boil (one that cannot be stirred down - keeps boiling even when you are stirring) and then add the remaining sugar. Bring mixture back to a full rolling boil and boil and stir 1 minute. Put into jars and process in a hot water bath for 5 minutes. Makes 5 cups.

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Carol said...

Sounds delicious!

Anonymous said...

i'm giving this a shot right now with hot yellow peppers from my garden and one red bell pepper. my peppers are really hot so i'm looking forward to trying this out!

Samantha said...

my oh my! what an amazing recipy!!

I made this for a new years eave party, 6 people attended and we ate a whole jar!!

It goes really well with cheese and crackers, or just on toast. I also served it with poached salmon!

I'll be making this again and again, and in bigger batches.

Kathi said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it Samantha. It is a favorite of mine. I just love it.

Samantha said...

Making this again! this is now something demanded by my company when they come to visit. I usually use 50 50 hot yellow peppers and red bell peppers. looks pretty.

Thanks again

Hot Pepper Jam said...

I have been wanting to try making pepper jam (first time for me), but until now I had mostly found recipes for jellies.

Thanks for the recipe!

Sandra said...

This recipe was a hit with my husband. He asked me to make more because the small batch was not enough. I am getting ready to triple this batch. Thank you for sharing this delicious and beautiful jam.
Sandra said...

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