Recipe by Colorado Lauralee
I love the jalapeno-fruit recipes to have at home and to give as gifts. With a nice wheat cracker, a little cream cheese and dollop of the jelly you have a nice snack or appetizer. The 'heat' from the jalapenos depends on how many of the seeds you leave in the jelly. A friend likes this on hotcakes, and we also like the jelly on biscuits.Try this, it will surprise you!
- 1⁄2 cup fresh jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut up
- 1 large red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and cut up
- 2 cups apple cider vinegar
- 1 1⁄2 cups dried apricots, chopped
- 6 cups granulated sugar
- 1 (3 ounce) package liquid pectin
Directions See How It's Made
- Place the jalapenos, pepper and vinegar in a blender (or food processor).
- Pulse until small chunks remain.
- Combine apricots, sugar and the pepper/vinegar mixture in a large saucepan.
- Bring to a boil; boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat; skim off any foam that forms.
- Allow mixture to cool for 2 minutes.
- Mix in the pectin.
- Pour into sterilized jars, seal and cool.
- (At this point I turn the sealed jars over several times as they cool for about 10 minutes at a time to keep the fruit nicely distributed in the jar).
- * Note; It is an excellent idea to wear rubber gloves when working with hot peppers, they otherwise may make the hands burn. And don't rub your eyes!