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  • Writer's pictureDeby Hogue

Jalapeño Jelly for your Valentine

Show some savory love to your Valentine with this Jalapeño Jelly, it's a little bit sweet and a little bit savory the perfect combination of flavors to put on top of a cracker or pita chip. Your love will love you for it. Make it now for a gift.

I put mine over a cream cheese heart.

Jalapeño Jelly, sweet and hot.

I used a cookie cutter and filled it with the cream cheese and then quickly and gently pushed out the cream cheese onto the plate.

4 large jalapenos

1/2 green bell pepper

3 cups sugar

1 1/4 cups cider vinegar

1{85 ml} packet liquid pectin

coarsely chop jalapenos & bell pepper

place in blender and process to a fine mince

combine minced peppers, sugar & vinegar in a large stainless or enamel saucepan

bring to a full boil over high heat stirring constantly

stir in pectin all at once, return to a full boil and boil hard stirring for 1 minute exactly

remove from heat

stir for 5 minutes

pour into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/2 inch head space

jelly will be VERY liquid at this stage

wipe and seal tightly

leave at room temp. overnight

refrigerate 1 month or freeze up to 1 year

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