If you’re someone that enjoys a little something different with your toast, and you also happen to like a bit of a kick to your food, Cayenne Pepper Jelly may be just what you’re looking for. It’s considered an acquired taste by some and a gourmet food by others. no matter which side of the fence you fall down on, you may want to know how to make your own Cayenne Pepper Jelly from the peppers you’ve grown with your own hands. Following is an easy method to make this tasty treat for yourself and your friends.
The ingredients for Cayenne Pepper Jelly are:
- 2 Bell Peppers, minced
- 12 Cayenne Peppers, minced
- ¾ Cup of Vinegar
- ½ Cup of Water
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 Package of Powdered Sure Gel or Pectin
- 2 ½ Cups of Sugar
Once you have gathered everything you’ll need, begin mincing the cayenne pepper and bell pepper, removing all the seeds you can. Remove the stems and mince them easier by using a food chopper. Use a bit of the vinegar to get it moving along. Wash your hands well after you’re finished handling the peppers or any part of your body you touch will burn.
Use a stainless steel pan to combine the peppers, water, salt and vinegar. Bring everything to a boil using medium high heat. Put in Sure Gel and mix it in well. Return everything to a boil.
Once all of those ingredients are boiling, add the sugar and let it return to a boil. Allow it to boil for 1 minute at a full boil. Remove from heat and pour quickly into the containers. if you plan to keep the jelly for a while, you can use canning jars to store it. To do this, you’ll need to put the cans under water for 10 minutes to make sure the jars are properly sealed. on the other hand, if you plan to use it immediately, you can simply put the containers in the refrigerator.
These make wonderful gifts to add to snack or gourmet gift baskets for the holidays or just special occasions. Add special crackers and bagels to the basket for wonderful breakfast bites. Your family and friends may also enjoy using this jelly as an appetizer at gatherings or you may wan to experiment with ways of using it in your cooking. It’s an entirely new way to enjoy cayenne peppers.
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