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