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This turned out really good! I'm sure it would've been even better had I had some chipotle powder to go in it :(. I halved the recipe, used honey for half the sugar, used fresh jalapenos for the canned, and regular Clear Jel for the flour (if you use Clear Jel---use LESS THAN 1/2 of the amount of Clear Jel in place of the amount of flour it calls for in a recipe). Mine was TOO thick while still hot so I knew it'd only get thicker as it cooled..so I kept adding more water and vinegar to get the right consistency, also it tasted a bit too sweet so I added more salt. The end result is terrific and very addictive! I got 4 half pints plus enough to refrigerate and eat on for a couple days! Thanks for the great recipe!

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Momma2IsaacWifey2Jim August 14, 2009

I want to make this to give as gifts this holiday season, but I agree with the comment about the flour not being added. So, my question is this.....how much clear-jel equals 1 cup of flour for thickening purposes? Clear Jel will work with this......thanks, Janet

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janetsflash April 03, 2008

The recipe may be OK except for the 1 cup of flour. The US Govt. says no flour in canned products as they break down or interfier with heat transmission needed to make product safe. It should either be left out or thickened with something like Clear-Jel, or similar commercial product, that is approved for canning. Regards Jim

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Chef 565650 Jim April 02, 2008

DO NOT CAN THIS RECIPE.
The FLOUR used in this recipe makes it UNSAFE for canning.

If you must make this, scale it down and make a small quantity that you can keep in your refrigerator until it is used up.

USDA Home Canning Guidelines state that flour is not a safe substance to use in canning- plain and simple.
Flour both lowers the pH of the product and also thickens it making it difficult for heat to penetrate it properly, leaving it unsafe to can.
This recipe should not be listed as a canning recipe.

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cannier October 15, 2012

very good recipe. we use it for pretzle dipping sauce and I plan on making another batch to give out for holiday gift giving. Thanks.

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Chef PeggyN September 22, 2009

Excellent flavor! Very easy to make. I got 8 1/2 pts plus one pint and a small jar.

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jsoden July 27, 2007
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