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 site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

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