This is a wonderful way to utilize an abundant crop of banana peppers that can be found this time of year. I love pepper jelly, and this has a very similar taste. It is great with cream cheese and crackers! It makes a fun and impressive hors d'oeuvre. We’ve also began using as a condiment on hot dogs, polish sausages, ham sandwiches and more. I’ve caught my fiancé eating it straight from the jar.! It is great with pork chops and I want to try marinating chops in the juice. I made 8 half-pints last year and friends and family requested that I make much more this year. I’ve made four batches so far this season.
I adapted this recipe from a pepper relish recipe that was in the Blue Canning Book. The original recipe included apples and cabbage. My version is all peppers and just the right combination of sweet, sour, and hot. It’s just slightly hot.