Thursday, July 21, 2011

Jalapino Jelly

In the few days leading up to our first family vacation I was trying my best to use up the food in our house that wasn't going to make it for the time that we would be gone.  This recipe came to mind partly to use some stuff up and partly because my father in law is always telling me how much he likes spicy food. and I thought I could bring some up with us on our trip.  The recipe is one that I used a few time at the Southwest restaurant several years ago.  I found some of my old notes (well OK pilfered cookbooks) and made Jalapeno Jelly.

10 Jalapeno peppers cleaned and roughly chopped
1 small vadilia onion diced
1 cup cider vinegar
juice and grated peel of one lime
3 cups sugar
1 package of liquid fruit pectin

 Put the Jalapenos in a food processor with a little bit of the vinegar and puree put that into your saucepan add the rest of the vinegar, lime juice and sugar.

Quick note here this is a really good time to use that outside burner if you have one on the grill, the fumes from this are... well they are strong.

Bring all this to a boil simmer for 10 to 15 minutes when all the components are soft add the fruit pectin and lime peel allow to cook for 2-3 minutes more then ladle into your containers.

If you are someone who cans (personally I don't like to) you can go through the process of boiling and putting that lid on and whatever goes with that... me I just put it into a few reusable containers and stored it in the refrigerator.  Two for me and one for my father in law.

Now you may ask, "What would you use Jalapeno Jelly for?" for breakfast top a bagel with cream cheese then top that with this spicy sweet concoction.  I also like to spread it on a chicken breast for the last few minutes on the grill as a glaze.


  1. It sounds complicated but from what you described here, jalapeno jelly seems totally doable. I had it in a dip with cream cheese once and loved it. So addictive!

  2. I'd love this with chicken or fish, Bryan! Sort of like old fashioned pepper jelly, only better!

  3. What a great idea! I'll have to give it a go I'm thinking jelly and eggs for b'fast....

  4. Maybe we can do a swap...I can send you some bagels and you can send me some jelly? Thank you for sharing another tasty treat with me today. Your culinary creativity inspires me in my own baking endeavors. I hope you had a good Monday. Smiles and love this week!