Canning Hot Pepper Jelly on a Snowy Day

What to do with myself when there are nearly 6″ of snow melting on the ground? Easy! Use up the peppers I picked ahead of the storm to make hot pepper jelly.

My new favorite sandwich is a good, crusty bread with a little brie, some sliced apple, and a smear of hot pepper jelly. The batch I made today isn’t as hot as I’d like but I used what I had, which amounted to 2 cups of sweet green peppers, 1.5 cups of Hungarian Wax peppers, and .5 cups of jalapeno peppers. I used the recipe from a box of Ball pectin, and it’s a little firmer set than I’d like, but I have great pepper distribution throughout the gel, so I won’t complain :-)

How do you keep warm after snow?

green pepper jelly

green pepper jelly

pepper jelly and brie on bread

pepper jelly and brie on bread

*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**

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