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Small-Batch Cranberry Hot Pepper Jelly

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“Intensely red with medium heat, can be made hotter by adding an extra jalapeno, cooler by omitting one. Use for anything you'd use a hot pepper jelly for, like with crackers and cream cheese, or with roasted game. For Cranberry Balsamic Hot Pepper Jelly, you can replace 1/4 c. of the cider vinegar with balsamic vinegar. From "The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preservation".”
3 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Finely chop pepper and chiles in food processor. Place in a small saucepan with water and vinegar and bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain through a coarse sieve, pressing with back of spoon to extract as much liquid as possible. Discard solids. Pour liquid through a jelly bag or clean, damp muslin.
  2. Combine strained liquid, thawed concentrate, and sugar in a medium non-reactive saucepan, bring to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin, return to a full boil and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  3. Ladle into hot jars and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

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