Small-Batch Cranberry Hot Pepper Jelly

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Intensely red with medium heat, can be made hotter by adding an extra jalapeno, cooler by omitting one. Use for anything you'd use a hot pepper jelly for, like with crackers and cream cheese, or with roasted game. For Cranberry Balsamic Hot Pepper Jelly, you can replace 1/4 c. of the cider vinegar with balsamic vinegar. From "The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preservation".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Finely chop pepper and chiles in food processor. Place in a small saucepan with water and vinegar and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain through a coarse sieve, pressing with back of spoon to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard solids. Pour liquid through a jelly bag or clean, damp muslin.
  2. Combine strained liquid, thawed concentrate, and sugar in a medium non-reactive saucepan, bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin, return to a full boil and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  3. Ladle into hot jars and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.