6 days until Christmas guys. that's crazy.
I made red pepper jelly tonight and wanted to share with everyone!
recipe calls for:
3 red peppers
3 green peppers
7 cups of white sugar
2/3 cups of lemon juice
1 box of liquid Certo
I used red, yellow, and orange peppers only because that is what I had on hand so I don't know if it will make a hell of a difference.
clean the peppers and scrape out their seeds then chop them finely in a food processor.
(I used a magic bullet because again that's all I had on hand, it didn't so much chop them as it did purée them but good enough for me)
this my friends are what jalapeños look like fresh out of a food processor...
chuck the peppers and sugar in a big pot, like Dutch oven size pot. bigger then you think you need, this shit makes a lot.
turn on medium heat just until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is a little warm. shut it off for 15-30 minutes.
looks like this after about 25. a big ole pot of poop. don't tell me you weren't thinking it.
(this is a good time to clean and sterilize your bottles)
now you need to boil the mixture, high boil it for 5 minutes.
increase the heat slowly until it boils and stir it often so it's not all gross at the bottom etc.
look at that sucker go.
after 5 minutes of boiling remove it from the heat. stir in the lemon juice and the box (2 pouches) of liquid Certo.
boil again for 2-3 minutes, then take off the heat and stir it for about 2 more minutes to let it cool a bit.
pour it into the jars and voila you are done!
now you have a bunch of kick ass homemade red pepper jelly filled jars to give out as presents!
have you ever made red pepper jelly? any kind of jelly?
happy hump day!