Red Pepper Jelly

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by ellie_

Recipe posted per request for recipes using peppers. Although I haven't made this jelly -- I think this would make a nice addition to holiday baskets or gifts. It uses summer garden peppers (both sweet and hot). Recipe source: Martha Stewart's Entertaining.

Top Review by Riggeroni

Like the previous reviewers, I am too, a first time canner. The directions were easy to follow and the end product great. Waiting for the jelly to set was my only concern. I had to look back in the "Cooking" questions and after reading all the setting up concerns, I relaxed and the jelly did set up. Patience. Have tested it and flavor was great and will make more for gifts. Thank you for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan combine peppers with vinegar over med low heat. Simmer for 15 minutes. Strain juice through jelly bag. DO NOT SQUEEZE BAG.
  2. Put juice back into saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  3. Add salt and sugar to pan and bring back to a full boil. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in pectin and skim off foam.
  5. Ladle into hot, sterilized jars and seal with screw on caps.

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