Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tasty Thursday - Hot Pepper Jelly

I had this recipe years ago, and then my boss made it this year and reminded me how good it was!  I found the recipe on Kraft and once it's made and anned it will last for a long time!  I pulled it out and poured it over a block of cream cheese to serve with some wheat thins when the hubsters friends came over for football Sunday.  It looks a little icky but tastes great!


 what you need

1 green bell pepper, seeded, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
1   red bell pepper, seeded, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
6 jalapeño peppers, seeded finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
1-1/2 cups  cider vinegar
1/2 tsp. butter or margarine
6-1/2 cups  sugar, measured into separate bowl
1 pouch CERTO Fruit Pectin

Make It

BRING boiling-water canner, half-full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain well before filling.
PLACE peppers in 6- or 8-qt. saucepot. Add vinegar and butter. Stir in sugar. Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly.
STIR in pectin. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 min., stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
LADLE immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 10 min. Remove jars and place upright on towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middles of lids with finger. (If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)

This was great to use as a quick dip to make and throw together for a simple gathering with the neighbors.  Do you have any good recipes for good and quick snacky type foods?

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