Easiest Hot Pepper Jelly

Total Time
5 mins
2 mins

Ever since I made the Brie Kisses appetizer recipe I have become addicted to Hot Pepper jelly. I spent a small fortune on small jars and then decided to try to make it myself. Well lets just say I don't have the nack for jelly making. However a friend of mine told me this method and boy my life has changed forever and it takes a whole five minutes to make. Okay, realistically less than 10 minutes depending on how fast you are with a knife.

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  • 1 (14 ounce) jar apple jelly
  • 2 -3 finely chopped jalapeno peppers


  1. Spoon out apple jelly into a saucepan.
  2. Add chopped jalapenos.
  3. Bring to a boil and let boil for 2 minutes.
  4. (This could also be done in a microwave).
  5. You can add a drop or two of food coloring if you want.
  6. Pour mixture into sterilized jar and lid; turn upside down for 5 minutes, then upright and it will seal.
  7. Or you can do it the lazy the way like I did- I poured it back into the jar I bought the apple jelly in (didn't even rinse the jar out), tightened the lid on and turn upside down and it sealed itself again.
  8. (I should put a disclaimer that I am not sure if you should do it the lazy way or not-but I keep the jar in the frig-no worries!).