How to make it

  • Boil six 1/2-pint canning jars for at least 15 minutes.
  • Place flat lids in saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
  • Remove from heat and let stand in hot water until ready to fill.
  • Drain well before filling.
  • Stem and halve all peppers, discard seeds and finely chop the peppers.
  • Measure 3 cups into a colander.
  • Add onion and 1 teaspoon of the salt.
  • Let drain for 3 hours, pressing to extract as much moisture as possible.
  • Place pepper mix in a 6- or 8-quart saucepot.
  • Add vinegar, lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of salt, chili powder and crushed pepper.
  • Measure sugar in a separate bowl.
  • Scrape excess sugar from cup with a spatula to level for exact measure.
  • Mix sugar thoroughly into peppers in sauce pot.
  • Add butter and bring this mixture to a full rolling boil on high heat, stirring constantly.
  • Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in fruit pectin and return to a full rolling boil for exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cumin seeds.
  • Skim any foam with a metal spoon.
  • Ladle quickly into prepared jars, filling to within 1/3-inch of the top. Wipe jar rims and threads.
  • Cover with two-piece lids and screw bands tightly.
  • Invert jars for 5 minutes and turn upright.
  • Makes about 6, 1 cup jars.

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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    wow{great spread thanks
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  • recipediva 6 years ago
    I love hot pepper jelly. Thanks for posting.
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  • notyourmomma 7 years ago
    I can't wait to try this. Mo'hotter Mo'better in my book. Love pepper jelly and cream cheese on Triscuit. It does make great gifts, thank you for something beyond the pale.
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  • chefmeow 7 years ago
    This sounds incredible. Will be maing soon. Thans for posting.
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  • sheba 7 years ago
    I've been looking for a recipe just like this to make and give as gifts for that special someone. Thank you for the recipe.
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  • thepiggs 7 years ago
    I have a feeling some of the garden peppers will be in pepper jelly this year!!!
    Thanks for the recipe!

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  • dandelion 7 years ago
    OMG this recipe sounds delicious. Bring on the peppers!
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