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Hot Pepper-Apple Preserves

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1hr 15mins
6 half pints.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour sugar into a heavy 5-quart pot; stir in water until well blended.
  2. Bring mixture to a boil over high heat, stirring often.
  3. Reduce heat to medium and cook, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Pare and core apples; cut into small chunks, to make about 8 cups.
  5. Slice thinly or chop the peppers.
  6. Add apples, and peppers to sugar-water mixture.
  7. Cook (boiling gently) over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 35 to 40 minutes or until preserve is thickened and apples are translucent.
  8. Meanwhile, prepare 6 half-pint canning jars.
  9. Fill jars to within 1/8-inch of rim.
  10. Wipe clean and place lids and rings on screwing on as tight as comfortable.
  11. Let cool on a towel out of a draft; then press lids with your finger.
  12. If they stay down, they're sealed.
  13. Label and store in a cool, dark area.
  14. If not sealed, store in refrigerator.

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