Jalapeño Jelly




Jalapeño Jelly is a great sweet and spicy treat. It is common to find it available at farmers markets throughout the state of Texas. It goes great on barbecue, cream cheese and crackers, and can even be found as an ingredient to some cocktails.

Step 1: You Will Need

3/4 lbs of Jalapeño
2 cups of Apple cider vinegar
6 cups of sugar
2 pouches of liquid pectin

Step 2: Prepare the Jalapeño

Wash, seed and core the jalapeños. Be sure to remove all the seeds.

Step 3: Purée Jalapeños

Place the prepared jalapeños in a blender or food processor along with one cup of apple cider vinegar. Purée to desired consistency. Some like their jelly chunkier.

Step 4: Bring Purée to Boil

Add 6 cups of sugar and 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to the Jalapeño purée and boil for ten minutes.

Step 5: Add Pectin

Add 2 pouches of liquid pectin to boiling purée and boil for about 1 min.

Step 6: Pour Into Sterile Jars

Place sterile jars in warm bath. Pour Jalapeño purée into sterile jars and leave about a 1/4 inch gap at the top. Place sterile lids and screw tops on. Allow to cool for 10 min. Before removing from the bath.

Step 7: Eat and Enjoy

Eat with crackers, cream cheese, toast, or any other way you desire.

There are a few cocktails that require jalapeño jelly, so be creative.

Bonus Recipe:

Hot Pepper Jelly Cocktail

1 heaping tablespoon jalapeño jelly

2 ounces Bourbon

3/4 ounce fresh lemon juice

Spoon the pepper jelly into a cocktail shaker, and use the spoon to mash it against the sides of the shaker to break up any lumps. Add the Bourbon, and stir to dissolve the jelly. Add the lemon juice and ice, and shake vigorously. Strain into a cocktail glass.

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    4 years ago on Introduction

    or just add a "California reaper pepper" to the mix and watch in horror as people eat it. muahahahaha!!. uuuhuuummmm!. i mean here have some ketchup! :)

    1 reply

    I had this for the first time this Christmas and loved it. Have you ever tried using other peppers?

    I make this every year for Christmas presents, except I use pickled jalapenos instead of fresh.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    I might make this for my dad, he really likes spicy things.

    Michael CRaitis

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    If you need more reasons to grow more chillies, check out some of my other instructables on Salsa and Ceviche.

    Michael C

    4 years ago

    If you like it spicy, you can add a habanero or 2 to increase the heat.


    4 years ago

    Mha ha ha ha thank you for this great instruction