I invented this recipe to use up some little red hot peppers I had in my garden at the end of the season. They were all small, about 1" to 2" long, and thin. This recipe only makes about 1/2 pint, so I did not bother to process in canner, and just stored the jar in the refrigerator. If you make a large batch and need to preserve it, follow instructions for peppers in your pressure canner instruction book. There is not enough vinegar in this recipe to make it safe for boiling water bath processing.