Hot Pepper Jelly

Jalapenos are the most popular chile peppers in the US. This is probably due to the availability and versatility of the chile. Jalapenos have a balanced combination of flavor and heat. The demand for these have caused breeders to develop a broad range of varieties.

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1-1/8 cups red or green peppers , chopped
3/8 cups jalapeno peppers, chopped
4 cups sugar
1-1/4 cups vinegar
6 oz. liquid pectin

In a blender combine the peppers and 1/4 cup vinegar. Blend until pureed. In a medium saucepan combine the pepper mixture, sugar and 1 cup of vinegar. Bring to a good boil and remove from the heat.

Add 6oz. of pectin and boil for another minute. Remove the mixture and add a little red or green food coloring. ( Food coloring makes the color brighter.) Pour the liquid into the jars and fill the top with paraffin.