Hot As Hell Habanero Zucchini Jelly

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Rita1652

Talk about a face mask! This will melt your face off! Dare you try I hope you have a stomach of steel. My husband has been asking for a very hot jelly. My other jelly recipes are not hot enough for him. He asked for it and he got it. He loves it. I don't know who else would try it. Maybe Mean Chef? I don't know it's really really hot. The zucchini is in there because of the abundance in the garden and it makes a great filler. Now you can use this as a ingredient in BBQ sauces or glazes for chicken or pork. Spread it on cream cheese and serve with crackers. Add a touch to a salad dressing for a kick. It's really endless just use it as a seasoning. A good gift for those that can handle it!

Top Review by Rocky Mountain RN

This jelly is amazing. Love it on a cracker with some goat cheese! mmm... I found you can also make it with Yellow Squash for a more golden color...even add a few drops of red dye for a "habenero orange" color!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 10 habaneros, only stems removed
  • 5 cups seeded cubed zucchini (I leave on the peel for nutrition, but for eye appeal you can remove it)
  • 1 12 cups distilled vinegar
  • 7 cups sugar
  • 2 -6 fluid ounces certo liquid pectin or 2 -6 fluid ounces ball fruit jell


  1. Place habaneros, zucchini, and vinegar in a food processor and process till smooth.
  2. Combine pepper, zucchini mixture in a heavy bottom pot with sugar.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 25 minutes.
  4. Add pectin and bring to a full rolling boil for 1 minute (That's while you are stirring it's still boiling).
  5. Remove from heat and ladle into sterile jars and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

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