Posted by: Linda in MO 10-26-99 7:59 AM
Western-Style Pepper Jelly
2 medium Granny Smith apples, cored and chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
8 medium jalapeno peppers, chopped
1 1/2 cups cider vinegar
5 cups sugar
1/4 cup water
1 (3 oz.) pkg. Certo
1/4 cup green pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 small hot pepper, finely chopped
1/4 cup pecans, optional
Place first 3 ingredients in Dutch oven with vinegar, sugar, and 1/4 cup water. Bring to boiling, reduce heat and boil gently, uncovered, for 10 minutes. (Should have 4 cups.) Stir in pectin; return to boiling. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in finely chopped peppers.
Pour into hot, sterilized 1/2 pt. Canning jars, leaving 1/4" head space. Wipe rims, put on lids. Process in boiling water bath 5 minutes. Takes 2-3 days to jell.
Makes 5 half-pints.
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