Looking for a canning recipe to make a hot pepper jelly from assorted CSA peppers

I have tons of jalapenos, cayenne, hungarian hot wax, serranos and a few habaneros. Does anyone have a reciple to convert all of these into a nice hot jelly to eat with cheese/eggs/crackers? I was hoping to can them...

Pam p
  • Posted by: Pam p
  • August 29, 2015


Pam P. August 30, 2015
Thank you! I managed to successfully jelly these. I ended up using: minced deseeded chillies (~1 lb) + apple cider vinegar (5-6 cups) + sugar (~6 cups) + pectin. I used green apples as a pectin source (for this recipe, I used 6 apples -- peels and all). It turned out a wonderfully light red color and is just about hot enough to snack with cheese. Should have worn gloves though, my hands were burning from handling the chillies.
Nancy August 30, 2015
sounds lovely! Now I want to make some while peppers are abundant...
sexyLAMBCHOPx August 30, 2015
I love that you added green apples - going to borrow that tip!
Pam P. August 30, 2015
Thanks! I am a fan of the green apple pectin. I've found this formula to be roughly right: ~1 cup pectin/lb of green apples and ~1 cup pectin/3 pints (or less) of jam or jelly. If you have more than 3 pints, then add extra 3/4 cup of pectin for every additional pint of jam.
Nancy August 30, 2015
I have a cousin's recipe from Georgia, where I first met hot pepper jelly, which is similar to that of Sexy Lamb Chopx (26% pepper to sugar, where here is 21%), but there's one from Gourmet April 1993 which uses about double the peppers (52%) and more pectin. Haven't made that one yet, but it looks interesting.
Nancy August 30, 2015
should read: where her's is 21%
sexyLAMBCHOPx August 30, 2015
Please call me chops : )
Nancy August 30, 2015
Chops - you got it!
sexyLAMBCHOPx August 29, 2015
Here;s a recipe from this site: https://food52.com/recipes/913-hot-pepper-jelly
sexyLAMBCHOPx August 30, 2015
This pepper jelly recipe popped up on my FB page just now: http://www.saveur.com/four-pepper-jelly-jalapeno-serrano-poblano-recipe?src=SOC&dom=fb
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