Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins
Adding this recipe per a request on the forums. Number and type of peppers can be adjusted to suit your own personal taste.
- 3 cups juice (2 medium fully ripe pineapples, see directions below)
- 3 jalapeno peppers, finely ground (I would use a mini chopper)
- 6 1⁄2 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl
- 1⁄2 teaspoon butter (optional)
- 2 (3 ounce) envelopes Certo
- BRING boiling-water canner, half-full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot, soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use.
- Drain jars well before filling.
- PARE and finely chop or grind pineapples. I prefer grinding because it releases the juices better.
- Place 3 layers of damp cheesecloth or jelly bag in large strainer over bowl.
- Pour prepared fruit into cheesecloth. Tie cheesecloth closedand let drip into bowl until dripping stops. Press gently.
- Measure exactly 3 cups juice into 6- or 8-quart saucepot. You should have enough juice, but if you don't you can add up to 1/2 cup water, or unsweetened canned pineapple juice.
- Add finely ground peppers to juice.
- STIR sugar into juice in saucepot.
- Add butter to reduce foaming, if desired.
- Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly.
- STIR in pectin quickly. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat & skim off any foam with metal spoon.
- LADLE quickly into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads.
- Cover with two-piece lids.
- Screw bands tightly.
- Place jars in a water bath canner, water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches; add boiling water if needed.
- Cover; bring water to gentle boil & process 5 minutes.
- Remove jars and place upright on a towel to cool completely.
- After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger. (If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.
I found this a bit too sweet, and would cut the sugar by about 3/4 to 1 cup next time. Otherwise, very tasty