I stopped at 3 grocery stores and could not find red pepper jelly. Super annoying. Let me clarify – I stopped at 3 grocery stores and could not find any sort of pepper jelly that did not have Yellow 5 and Red 40 in it. So, buy peppers and make your own. Also – no apple jelly let alone organic apple jelly. None. Guess I’ll make that too.
It’s always fun when my husband picks up one of my food magazines and says, “You should make this…”. Ok. Half the battle is figuring out what to make. My relaxing Saturday of throwing a ham on the smoker and making an “easy supper” turned into making 2 different kinds of jelly. Ah well, I enjoy it.
Smoked ham with apple bourbon glaze was the request. Easy peasy. My mind automatically goes to leftovers and how I can minimize work for the next few meals. My thought immediately went to the cover of this month’s Garden and Gun – ham on biscuits with red pepper jelly. Yum. Hence the 2 kinds of jelly.
I’ve only made a handful of things with red pepper jelly. One was when I made these appetizers. I think the other involved pouring the red pepper jelly over a block of cream cheese. This jelly was actually easy to make.
I bought a bag of peppers (about a pound and a half) and the rest I had at home.
This is another food processor recipe. Get it out. Worth it.
Some recipes I found called for jalapeno peppers but I opted for the crushed red pepper. Put the flakes in with the sweet peppers when you chop them in the food processor.
Add the vinegar, sugar and salt. Cook for about 20-30 minutes.
Someone didn’t like the smell of the peppers and vinegar cooking. P. U. she said.
This will be wonderful on our ham and biscuit sandwiches – or poured over a block of cream cheese 🙂
- 1.5 pounds sweet peppers
- 3 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 cup sugar
- 1.5 cups white vinegar
- ¾ tsp salt
- Water as needed.
- Pulse peppers with red pepper flakes in a food processor until finely chopped.
- Stir together peppers, vinegar, butter, salt and sugar in a heavy pot and boil for about 20 minutes.
- If your mixture gets a bit too thick add in a little bit of water.
- Keep in frig for a few weeks or can accordingly.