Cranberry Pepper Jelly

Discussion in 'Canning & Storage' started by smokin - k, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. smokin - k

    smokin - k Meat Mopper

    As the season for Turkey is upon us I thought I should share this recipe with you all. I envision a very large large leftover turkey sandwich with some of this pepper jelly on top.. I didn't take pictures of the process but believe you me this is super easy to make. Enjoy! Smokin - K

    3 finely chopped red bell peppers (stem and seeded)

    2 finely chopper Fresno chillies or Red Jalepeno's (stem and seeded)

    1 cup sugar

    1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flake

    1/2 tsp salt

    In a heavy wide pot over medium heat add the above ingredience bring to a simmer stiring to disolve the sugar

    Stir in 1ea 3 oz package of liquid pectin and 1 TBS of fresh lemon juice

    Reduce heat a little and let simmer for 10 minutes

    Stir in 3 cups of fresh or frozen (but thawed) cranberries

    Let simmer until cranberries burst and juice thickens (about 10 minutes longer)

    At this point I put in my imersion blender wand thingy and blended all the cranberries into the mix leaving a few whole / split cranberries for some chucky texture

    I canned a double batch... If you use hot jars, hot lids and move quick with your hot jelly you wont even need to water bath these.

    I put the jelly in the jar leaving 1/4" head space, put on the hot lid, twist on the ring and the flip the jar upside down for a minute or two. Then right them back up normal like and in a matter of minute they seal... Enjoy!

  2. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow that looks awesome.  The wife loves this red pepper jelly she always buys this looks like it may be a big hit as well!!  Thanks for posting.
  3. smokin - k

    smokin - k Meat Mopper

    No problem at all! I can't wait for Thanksgiving! Thank goodness I have 12ea 1/2 pint jars of this on the shelf... LOL!  
  4. smokeamotive

    smokeamotive Smoking Fanatic

    Looks great, will have to try this one. I use the same method for canning jam. Sure cuts down the time (and the heat in the kitchen)
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    This is a Great twist on Pepper Jelly...JJ
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm not real big on cranberries, but Judy would eat that whole thing!

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