Recipe by Laura Rhodes
"This family favorite makes a great gift, too! Excellent served with cream cheese and crackers as an appetizer."
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1 1/2 cups
finely chopped green bell pepper
1 1/2 cups
distilled white vinegar
6 1/2 cups
I've been making this for years and it's wonderful BUT use equal amounts sweet green and red peppers - the colour of the jelly will be a wonderful amber hue. Also, do use your food processor that's what those blades are for! By the way, this jelly is a wonderful accompaniment for roast pork! Kay
Although this recipe has a great taste I would suggest you use 3 cups of chopped red peppers or a combination of red and green. The 1 1/2 cups of peppers the recipe calls for is not nearly enough.
The flavor of this jelly is wonderful. I did increase the number of peppers to 3 cups as suggested above. However, it only gelled to a honey-like consistency. I think the addition of more pectin would give it the proper boost.
I had a recipe for Pepper jelly that I lost and this one is the closest to come to the great flavor my old recipe offered.
This recipe is easy, quick and the taste is wonderful.
Thanks for offering such an easy recipe.
Excellent product. I accidently discovered that if you only add 1/2 the sugar at first, then add the rest after the pectin. Add a couple of minutes boiling and you get a wonderful honeylike texture and sweetness that is out of this world. Add food color for Christmas cheer.
The recipe was easy to follow and gelled quite nicely, but the jelly was far too sweet. You could barely taste the peppers!
The amount of vinegar in this recipe overwhems everything! I reccomend using mostly lemon juice, a bit of lemon zest, and just a fraction on the vinegar (apple cider is much more palatable, by the way).
I make this for Christmas gifts each year. I use red bell peppers instead of green to give it a festive reddish hue, and add jalapeno and/or habanero peppers to give it more kick.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/28 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 28
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: < 1
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