I had a bit of free time last week, so I decided to try some new jelly & jam recipes that I’ve been saving for such an opportunity. I’ve made lots of jellies over the years, but for some reason (despite living in South Texas) I’ve never made jalapeño jelly. I’ve sure eaten a lot of it though, and it’s one of my favorites. I came across a recipe for Jalapeño Jelly posted by Cindy over at Hun…What’s for Dinner a few weeks ago, and her description “sold” me, so I decided to give her recipe a try.
It was very simple to make (the hardest part was getting the liquid pectin out of the packets, while trying to stir!), and came out beautiful. The only real change I made to her recipe was adding some orange bell pepper - mostly for added color. I ended up with about one cup of the combined bell peppers, and 1 cup of jalapeño peppers. Next time, I think I’ll increase the jalapeño pepper a bit (to add just a bit more spiciness), and just use a total of 2 cups of mixed peppers.