Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Strawberry Jalapeno Jelly


This is another tasty treat I am making to sell at the local Farmer's Market and it is good!! Last night, I spent over an hour looking for a recipe for making this and I came up empty. I found strawberry jelly and I found jalapeno jelly, but no recipe with the two combined. Plus, the recipes for strawberry jelly called for 7 cups of sugar for one batch and I thought that was outrageous!! So, I decided to make my own! Here's my strawberry jalapeno jelly recipe from my kitchen to yours.

Strawberry Jalapeno Jelly

2 1/2 lbs. fresh strawberries, hulled
3 jalapenos, stems removed
3/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tsp. lemon juice
8 cups sugar (makes 2 batches)
2 packages powdered pectin

Place strawberries, jalapenos, and vinegar in a food processor and puree. Add lemon juice. Measure out 3 cups of strawberry mixture and bring to a boil. Add one package of pectin and allow to boil for 2 minutes. Add 4 cups cups of sugar and bring to a roaring boil for 3-4 minutes. (It took awhile to get mine to boil.) Pour into sterilized jars and process in hot water for 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make another batch.

Makes 12 half pints

Great over cream cheese.

3 comments:

craftymug said...

I've never tried the Jalapeno Jelly but yummm, my mouth is watering. I like things spiced up with Jalapeno!

Patricia said...

Sound delicious, and looks fantastic...love the picture...girl, you are a jack of all trades.

Patricia
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Olive Juice Studio said...

How yummy! I did a search for a strawberry and jalapeno jelly and your blog appeared - wayyyyy cool!! :-) I just made cranberry jalapeno jelly and it turned out great and taste awesome! I'm going to give your recipe a try next!!! Thanks for sharing!

-Kim