Here is some new recipes, as I’ve been doing non stop canning! Since I’ve had an overabundance of Jalapenos I decided to make some salsa, jalapeno jelly and cowboy candy. Yeehaw! Ok ok so I’m from the
Midwest, but a woman can dream right!?
First up is the Jalapeno Jelly. This recipe was given to me from a girl at work who has made it for years. It’s wonderful!
Jalapeno Jelly3/4 lb of Fresh jalapenos, cored and seeded (leave seeds if you wanted it hot!)
2 cups apple-cider vinegar
6 cups sugar
2 pouches liquid pectin
3 drops of green food coloring to make it a ‘green’ color
Get your jars, lids and rings sterilized.in hot water.
Wash, seed and core the jalapenos wearing gloves! This is from first hand experience ya know ;) Puree in blender or food processer with 1 cup apple cider, I used my Ninja machine, which also by the way makes amazing Margaritas! Pour into LARGE pot (yes large I learned the hard way).. add the rest of the cider vineager and all the sugar, bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Allow to boil for 10 min (make sure to watch it closely! Again learned the hard way). Add pectin and let it rapidly boil for one minute. Remove from heat and add food coloring if you desire.
Ladle jelly into hot jars (your choice of size), (I used small ones). Leave ¼” headspace. Wipe the rim and put lid and ring on, screwing tight but not overly tight. Boil in water bath for 10 min, let cool fro 24 hours and check for seal. Serve with Cream Cheese and crackers or use as a topping for whatever you heart desires!
Cowboy Candy yeehaw!
It sounds weird, I know but they actually turned out very good. I don’t care for hot stuff and next time I make these I will leave the seeds and stems out mostly, the jalapenos are hot enough directly from the garden as it is! Still a great thing to serve at parties, work or just as a snack. Serve them with cream cheese and crackers, or as others were doing at my party they put it on everything, burgers, brats, etc. crazy right??????
I took the recipe from here Cowboy Candy and it was amazing! I had so many people ask me how I made it! I do think that next time I will scoop out the seeds and membranes though, as some of it was a little too hot. But either way it was good!
· Firm, Fresh Jalapeno Peppers, Washed