Cranberry-Pepper Jelly

posted by Terrytx 11-05-98 9:19 AM

* Exported from MasterCook *

Cranberry-Pepper Jelly

Recipe By : Better Homes and Gardens-Canning & Preserving
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Canning And Preserving

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 to 4 jalapeno peppers -- halved and seeded
1 1/2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1 cup water
5 cups sugar
1/2 of a 6-oz. pouch ( 1 foil pouch) liquid pectin
5 small fresh hot red peppers -- optional

In a medium saucepan combine jalapeno peppers, cranberry juice, and vinegar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Strain mixture through a sieve, pressing with the back of a spoon to remove all the liquid. Measure 2 cups liquid. Discard pulp.

In a 4-qt. Dutch oven or kettle combine the 2 cups strained liquid and the sugar. Bring to a full rolling boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin and, if desired, hot peppers. Return to a full rolling boil; boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Quickly skim off foam with a metal spoon. Immediately ladle jelly into hot, sterlized half-pint canning jars, leaving 1/4" headspace. < If using, divide the 5 hot peppers among 5 jars. Wipe rims and adjust lids. Process in boiling water canner for 5 minutes.

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