Sweet homemade pepper jam with a little kick to wake up those taste buds! A fun fall project and a great gift for the office, a hostess gift or holiday party contribution!
This recipe uses grape juice. Happy days! I just happen to have some fresh homemade grape juice in my fridge! I love fresh grape juice. Go find some grapes and make juice. You’ll need grape juice for this pepper jam. And you’ll need a bunch of peppers. Like your jam spicy or like it sweet there are peppers out there to satisfy your taste buds.
If you are out of grape juice or just want a plain pepper jam, look on the Certo package. There is directions for plain pepper jam on there.
I’m on a pepper overload recipe hunt. My husband planted over 50 pepper plants this year (yes, that is really 50, not 5). Harvest time this year means I have a never-ending stream of gorgeous peppers coming in. Krimson lee’s, Tiburon, sweets and monster yellow peppers fill a huge basket in my kitchen now. Can’t let all that beautiful produce go to waste. Dave dragged the water bath canner out of storage and I’m making pepper jam.
Homemade Pepper Jam is pretty useful in the kitchen: And makes a great gift!
Homemade pepper jam makes a yummy dip with cream cheese and cranberry sauce (or alone), I’ve used grape pepper jam with lil smokies in a crock pot for party appetizers, and it’s my husband favorite jam on toast and in sandwiches!
Add a recipe on a tag when you give this interesting gift to add helpful ideas for fun ways to use this treat. My peach Pepper Tart recipe uses pepper jam and is SO good! 🙂
This recipe is easy.
- Just put your peppers through a food processor
- boil the processed peppers with the grape juice and sugar.
- Add the Certo and lemon juice and boil another minute.
- Done and ready to skim and load into your hot, sterilized jars.
- Water bath 10 minutes. Not a big deal.
Pepper Jam is a good recipe for using up your extra garden peppers. It's as spicy as the peppers you use. This recipe also call for grape juice. Homemade grape juice is the best but any unsweetened grape juice will work well. This recipe make a yummy beautiful gift for the holidays.
- 2 whole green peppers-FRESH chopped fine-About 11/2 Cups
- 2 whole red peppers-FRESH chopped fine- About 11/2 Cups
- 10 whole Jalapeno peppers-FRESH chopped fine-about 1 Cup
- 1/2 Cup Cider Vinegar
- 1/2 Cup water (for grape jelly replace the water with grape juice)
- 3 Cups Sugar do NOT use usage replacers
Put your peppers through a food processor to chop them fine.
boil the processed peppers with the grape juice and sugar.
Add the Certo and lemon juice and boil another minute.
Done and ready to skim and load into your hot, sterilized jars.
Water bath 10 minutes.
For more specific directions, follow the directions on your pectin package.
Note: Jam may take up to two weeks to set up in the sealed jars. Store any unsealed jars in your fridge and use them in a week or so. Have fun with your peppers!
I needed a pepper jam recipe uses grape juice. I just happen to have a harvest overload of that crop too! So I’m replacing the water with our homemade grape juice. For a bit of extra flavor. Turned out great!
This recipe is on the Certo bag insert. Follow for pepper jam just plain without grape juice OR try replacing the water with grape juice like I did. Otherwise, Just follow the directions on the package.
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