Grandmama's Jalapeno Jelly

READY IN: 12hrs 40mins
Recipe by ThatSouthernBelle

My grandmama's recipe is delish on cold fried chicken, crackers, veggies or whatever else. It's best with a layer of cream cheese served underneath the layer of jelly on whatever you decide to use it on. Cook time is an approximation / guess because I've only watched her make it. Cook time includes the set time overnight. Here are my grandmama's notes: "I found that using the 1/4 teaspoon in your measuring spoons makes it super easy to scoop all of the jalapeno seeds out of the jalapenos before you chop them up in the food processor. Just a hint I thought you might like to know. Also, it isn't the seeds that make it hot it is the membrane of the jalapeno. I think it's prettier when there are no seeds though and using the little measuring spoon saves all of the mess of having to scoop them out if you miss them."

Top Review by Weeza7

I tried a recipe before this which was good, but this one is the BEST! It set up great and had a great flavor with a little bite. Thanks for posting this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients together except the Certo.
  2. Bring to a rolling boil, stirring often.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in Certo.
  4. Return to a rolling boil and cook for 1 minute stirring all the while.
  5. Remove from heat and skim off any foam or seeds on the surface.
  6. Pour into sterilized jelly jars and seal.
  7. Store overnight to set.
  8. Serve.

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