Friday, February 6, 2009

Jalapeno Jelly

My sister and I have been wanting to make Jalapeno Jelly for a long time and we just haven't. So earlier this week when she suggested we do it, I was super excited. She has a jalapeno plant and wanted to use up some of her crop. I HAD a jalapeno plant but I killed it. They do like to be watered every once in a while. So Shannon and Holley came over Friday morning and we made it.





You start with 5 cups of sugar and a cup of apple cider vinegar. Bring these to a boil.

With another cup of apple cider vinegar you blend 3/4 lb of jalapenos.

Add to the sugar and boil for 10 minutes. Then you add liquid pectin and boil for one minute.



Looks a lot like barf to me. (We added a little bit of red bell pepper for color)





TADA!!! The finished product. It was nice and hot too.













While they were over a took a few pictures of Harley and Benjamin.


Isn't she so sweet?!??!







.....and check out this sweet face. He was such a ham. He wanted me to take his picture. His sister on the other hand was not going to let me.












5 comments:

Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

Great but what do you even do with Jalepeno Jelly... ?

SheridanLeftwich said...

You pour it over cream cheese and eat it with crackers. It is delicious!

Jaime said...

Is your friend brown-eyed fox??? I LOVE her blog and I have been meaning to "introduce" myself to her. The first time I stumbled across her site, I saw a picture of her on a trip with Holley. Then I saw your name on her sidebar, and thought waht a small world! I just drool over her photos...oh, my! I look at many of those crafty sites too. I have been meaning to put them on a side bar on my blog, but I just haven't sat down to do it. I think I got to her site through Janesays--I just love her stuff. Anyhoo-I am trying to make a go of an etsy shop. I know I am not as crafty as so many women out there, but I have a desire to do it.
Thanks for the b-day wishes. My day is going very well!!

Corrie said...

I was wondering the same thing as Camille -- what the heck do you eat with jalapeno jelly? I bet it IS good with crackers and cream cheese! My mom made a lot of jellies and preserves when I was growing up. She canned a lot of vegetables too. I'm thinking I need to have her show me how to do it... I have grand delusions of being a very self-sufficient homemaker who can do all the things homemakers in the 1800's did. But then I decide to take a nap instead!

The Stringers said...

Thanks for the recipe! I will try it.