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Cranberry/Jalapeno Jelly

Friday, 23-Jul-1999 11:22:09

Message: writes:

Posted this some time ago and have heard from

some that tried it. It seems to be a hit with

everyone, so thought you might want it in the


3 cups cranberry juice

1 cup chopped seeded jalapeno peppers

7 cups sugar

1 cup vinegar

2 pouches (3 oz. ea.) liquid fruit pectin

10 drops red food coloring - optional, but

sure is pretty.

Place cranberry juice and peppers in a blender;

cover and process until peppers are fully chopped. Strain through a double thickness of cheese cloth. Pour the strained juice into a

large kettle; add sugar. Bring to a full rolling

boil, stirring constantly. Stir in vinegar and pectin; return to a full rolling boil. Boil for

1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the

heat; skim foam. Add food coloring, if desired.

Pour into hot jars, leaving 1/4 headspace.

Adjust caps and process for 5 minutes in a

boiling water bath.

This makes 8 1/2 pint jars.

This is sooooo good with cream cheese on

crackers. Last year I put a jar of this (with

ribbon, of course), a block of cream cheese,

a box of crackers, and some Christmas candy in

the small gift bags, and presented it to the

several families at our Christmas get together.

It was a hit with all, and so inexpensive!!!

Also, if you would rather have "green", use apple

juice and green food coloring.

Have a good one !