Hot Pepper Peach Spread

"I love the combo of juicy summer peaches with zippy hot peppers. This spread is great on an English muffin with cream cheese as a sweet treat, but works equally well as a topping for grilled salmon. The jelly is quite colorful and also makes a nice holiday gift when the days of summer are long gone. Note: Adjust the amount and type of peppers to your own personal taste and desire for "heat.""
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Ready In:
7 1/2 pint jars




  • In a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, combine mashed peaches and tomatoes, fresh hot peppers, lime juice, onion, red bell pepper, red pepper flakes, and cayenne.
  • Stir in the powdered pectin (a 1-3/4 oz. packet). Bring to a boil.
  • Stir in the sugar and butter and return to a full rolling boil that can't be stirred down.
  • Remove pot from heat and skim off foam with a metal spoon.
  • Put a dried red chili in each of your sterilized, hot, half-pint canning jars. Ladle the spread immediately into jars, allowing 1/4 inch head-space at top.
  • Be sure to wipe the jars and adjust the lids before you process them in a boiling-water canner for 10 minutes.
  • Remove jars and cool on wire racks.

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