Crabapple Hot Pepper Jelly

Recipe by Molly53
READY IN: 40mins




  • In a Dutch oven, combine crabapples with water.
  • Cover and bring slowly to simmer.
  • Cook until crabapples are very soft.
  • Pour into a colander lined with a square of dampened cheesecloth and placed over a deep bowl.
  • Weight down with a saucer and heavy can.
  • Let stand until dripping stops.
  • Discard pulp.
  • Pour collected juice into a liquid measure.
  • Add enough vinegar to make 3 cups.
  • Combine in a saucepan with sugar.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  • Add peppers, then boil briskly for 8 to 10 minutes or until set.
  • Stir for 7 minutes to prevent floating peppers.
  • Pour jelly into hot, sterilized 8-ounce canning jars.
  • Seal with two-piece canning lids.
  • Let cool, then refrigerate.
  • For long-term unrefrigerated storage, process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes immediately after sealing jars.
  • NOTE: To test for set, remove pan from heat.
  • Dip a cold metal spoon into the liquid and hold well above the steam.
  • Turn spoon sideways and let liquid run off.
  • When it forms two drops that run together and drip from edge of spoon, jelling point has been reached.