Sunday, December 28, 2008

Oh SO- O - O - delicious Pepper Jelly

As the holidays continue through the New Year, I am facing a week of more get together parties. I have put my baking supplies away for a little while. Yeah, yeah, I could go out and buy a bottle of wine for the party host, or I could present them with a oh so - o - o - delicious jar of homemade pepper jelly.

This jelly is absolutely delicious poured over a block of cream cheese, or even more, melt in your mouth better, a log of your favorite goat cheese. You can serve it with crackers, toasted bread, pita pieces or anything else you can come up with.

Gin's Pepper Jelly

1 cup apple jelly
1 cup orange marmalade
1 bunch green onions
2 jalapeno pepper
2 tablespoons Pomegranate Red Wine Vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

Finely chop the jalapeno peppers and the green onions. Put all ingredients in a heavy duty sauce pan and simmer for 45 minutes while stirring occasionally. Let cool and put in decorative jars for your gift giving pleasure.

I guarantee your party host will love this gift. You can put it in a basket along with a block of goat cheese and a box of crackers. You will be loved forever and I guarantee people will ask you to bring it again. In my case, an acquaintance asked me to can several jars and she purchased them from me for her holiday gift giving. It is a start, ever so small, to owning my own catering business!!!!!!


  1. ohh. that sounds so good. i did a goat cheese, spicy italian sausage and pepper jelly baked in puff pastry for christmas day appetizers. so good! this sounds like it would have been wonderfully delicious in there... instead of my sad store bought red pepper jelly!!! thanks for visiting my blog!

  2. My husband LOVES pepper jelly but I have never attempted to make it. Thanks for the great recipe and inspiration...I am sure my husband will thank you too.

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  4. Oh, awesome. When I lived in Santa Fe NM, there were two things I loved: Pepper jelly and chile honey. Both are near impossible to find here, so I will simply have to make my own, starting with this recipe. Thanks!

  5. I like the sound of pepper jelly!

  6. I couldve never believed pepper, jelly and DELICIOUS could go in the same sentence! but wow, it looks pretty good!!!

  7. I've never had anything like this. It sounds delicious. Thanks for visiting my site. Happy New Year!

  8. I made your jelly to take to two parties over the New Year's holiday! First, it was easy to make, which was a bonus. It cooked up just like you described, Gin. The only change I had to make was to use Red Wine Vinegar instead of Pom Red Wine (couldn't find that at my fav store). I served it on a pretty plate with goat cheese and Breton crackers. Not only was it festive and pretty to serve, it was delicious! At both parties it was devoured completely. I'd say that's a hit! Thanks, Gin!