Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe is a tasty accompaniment to roasts, cold meats or cream cheese. Prep time includes cooling time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring apples and water to boil in heavy large saucepan.
  2. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until apples are falling apart, stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  3. Cool 30 minutes.
  4. Press apple mixture through fine strainer into heavy large saucepan.
  5. Puree green peppers and chilies with 2 cups sugar in processor or blender.
  6. Add to apples.
  7. Mix in remaining 3 cups sugar and vinegar.
  8. Boil over medium heat 10 minutes to blend flavors.
  9. Add pectin and boil exactly 2 minutes.
  10. Stir in red pepper.
  11. Pour into sterilized jars and seal.
  12. Shake jars occasionally as jelly cools to distribute peppers evenly.
  13. Store in cool dry place.
Most Helpful

We have so many apples ripe on the trees I've been looking for as many recipes as I can find. Love pepper jelly so gave this a try. So easy, don't even have to peel or core the apples. It is sweet but I just upped the amount of pepper and it was fine. Looks so pretty too. I also added a few drops of yellow food color for appearance. Great recipe, love it

Bonnie G #2 September 12, 2014

This is a good recipe but I tweaked it just a little. I added about 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes as it was a bit sweet. For a brighter color I also added about 1/2 teaspoon green food coloring. I am anxious to give this as gifts for Christmas.

travler2130 October 04, 2009