Apricot Jalapeno Jelly

"I love the jalapeno-fruit recipes to have at home and to give as gifts. With a nice wheat cracker, a little cream cheese and dollop of the jelly you have a nice snack or appetizer. The 'heat' from the jalapenos depends on how many of the seeds you leave in the jelly. A friend likes this on hotcakes, and we also like the jelly on biscuits.Try this, it will surprise you!"
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Ready In:
7 half pints




  • Place the jalapenos, pepper and vinegar in a blender (or food processor).
  • Pulse until small chunks remain.
  • Combine apricots, sugar and the pepper/vinegar mixture in a large saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil; boil rapidly for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat; skim off any foam that forms.
  • Allow mixture to cool for 2 minutes.
  • Mix in the pectin.
  • Pour into sterilized jars, seal and cool.
  • (At this point I turn the sealed jars over several times as they cool for about 10 minutes at a time to keep the fruit nicely distributed in the jar).
  • * Note; It is an excellent idea to wear rubber gloves when working with hot peppers, they otherwise may make the hands burn. And don't rub your eyes!

Questions & Replies

  1. can the Jalapeno/Apricot jelly be made with fresh Apricots?
  2. Can I use dry pectin?
  3. Can apricot jalapeño jelly be processed in the canner? How long to process? I don’t have a freezer and my fridge is tiny.


  1. I followed the directions but my jelly did not set??
  2. With this they paved paradise and put up a parking lot...


Our picture was taken at Bryce Canyon NP when we celebrated our 47th anniversary. (It has now been 54 years!!) <br> <br>Of course, I love to cook and bake. Desserts seem to be my specialty, however my husband & I like Mexican, Southwest, Greek, and Italian cuisine alot. Healthy food(soy milk, tofu etc.), alot of raw vegetables and made from scratch comprise much of our diet. I have always had problems cooking fish, tho we do like to eat fish. We are both retired. <br> <br>I love Labrador Retreivers and have owned, trained and shown several very nice ones! <br> <br>My husband and I are both natives of Colorado, however somehow we ended up living in St. George Utah, in the South west corner, near Zion, Bryce, & Grand Canyon National Parks, which we enjoy alot. Before the price of gasoline took a jump, I volunteered at Zion NP. <br> <br>We celebrated our 53th wedding anniversary in the summer of 2008.
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