We decided to make jam!
We made both Cran-Apple Jam and Pepper Jelly. They both turned out amazing and here's how yours can too.
Step 1: Supplies and Ingredients
Pepper Jelly: total of 1 quart
- Green Bell Pepper
- Pectin (one packet for each type of jam)
- Sugar (four cups for each type of jam)
- Lemon Juice ( a dash for added acidity)
- Mason Jars
- Jar Tongs
- Magnetic Stick (for getting lids out of hot water)
Preferably you'd want to either grow your own ingredients or buy them from a local farmers market. We purchased ours organically from a local health food store.The blender is used to make it easier to crush up the fruit and peppers but it can be omitted. The jar tongs and magnetic stick make it much easier to remove jars and lids from boiling or hot water, and the funnel made it easier to pour the jam into the jars. You can buy a kit of the jar tongs, funnel, and magnetic stick at a very reasonable price at common retail stores along with your mason jars.