Saturday, October 13, 2012

Red Pepper Jelly

I was lucky enough to be gifted some beautiful home grown hot peppers this week. I decided it was time to try my hand at jelly again. Mr. Jimmy's Mom makes the BEST EVER red pepper jelly so I'm expecting mine to come in a close second to hers. 

I used this Bernardin home canning recipe for Christmas Pepper Jelly and it was incredibly easy and fast.
It's been decades since I tried to actually can anything. Usually I just use freezer bags and chuck everything in the freezer. I really enjoyed the process.

 It really is a pretty jam. There's no telling how hot and spicy it will be until it's cooled. The peppers varied in spiciness with some being almost sweet and others being blow your head off hot. 

Here are the happy little cans getting all processed up. I was surprised by the little tinking noises they made as they cooled and the lids sealed up. 
It's such a happy noise!

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