Spicy Hot Pepper Jelly

"I made this for my Husband John. Made it with no food coloring just orange peppers.By all means go ahead and use your favorite peppers and chilies. This makes almost 8 cups. Use any size of jars you like. I make in smaller jars to give away for gifts during the holidays."
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Ready In:
8 cups


  • 1 lb holland orange pepper, chopped
  • 1 (6 ounce) onions, chopped
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 7 habaneros, including seeds if you like heat
  • 12 teaspoon chili pepper flakes, ground fine (optional)
  • 7 cups sugar
  • 6 fluid ounces liquid pectin


  • In a blender add 1 cup vinegar and peppers and onions.
  • Blend till pureed.
  • In a large pot add all except pectin.
  • Bring to a rolling boil while stirring constantly.
  • Rolling boil for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in pectin.
  • Bring to boil and stir for 1 more minute.
  • Ladle into hot sterle jars leaving 1/4 inch head space.
  • Adjust caps onto jars that rims are wiped clean of jelly.
  • Process in a water canner for 10 minutes.

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  1. I've made this recipe many times and it is consistently good. I have tried other recipes, but have been disappointed. I now use this for my base recipe and substitute whatever peppers I have been given from my gardener friends. This pic is using jalapenos and red hot peppers (some seeded and some whole). Delish!
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  2. I made this yesterday and it not only looks wonderful but it tastes fantastic! I altered the recipe by only using 3 hot Peres with their seeds. It was enough fire for me and my family. I highly recommend.
  3. What a little gem this is !! Made it last night and the colours are lovely and the taste is outstanding...... I made it with what I had on hand....jalepenos and red peppers and onions.....WOW !! took pepper jelly to a whole new level !! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. You never disappoint !!
  4. Holy Cheeewaawaa, Rita. thes es mucho spiceee. So I mixed it with some Orange Marmalade and use as a baste for salmon fillets. NIIIICCCCEEEE!
  5. I did a spicy jelly marathon today and this was the last one I made so I made some changes to use up what I had already chopped and didn't use from other recipes. I used a red bell pepper and 1/2 cup jalapenos & 1/2 cup serranos because I couldn't find any habaneros. I also added 1/4 cup garlic because I already had it chopped. I tasted some before I canned the rest and it was very good. Thanks!



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