Tuesday, January 15, 2008

~Pepper Jelly~

Over our Christmas trip, one of my goals was to make pepper jelly with my youngest sisters. I've wanted to try making it for a while, and I knew it was something simple that they could help me with.

I'm really, really liking Recipezaar.com these days. There were many pepper jelly recipes to choose from, but the one I picked was Recipe #58516. Since the jelly we were making wasn't extremely spicy, we went with green food coloring instead of the red.

The jelly came out so beautiful. It was a fun, easy project. My mom already had the jars, and I bought the ingredients for around $8 (for a yield of 5 half-pint jars. We would have had 6, but we had a little problem when the jelly boiled over onto the stove - my fault!).

I brought one jar home with me, and my sisters gave the remaining jars as Christmas gifts to grandparents and aunts.

One way to use pepper jelly is to place a block of cream cheese on a decorative plate, and spread the pepper jelly over the cream cheese. Serve with crackers...instant hit!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

oooh! That sounds great! Another great use for pepper jelly is to bake a wheel of brie cheese in the oven, and spread the jelly on it when it comes out. Serve with crackers -- this was a huge hit at Thanksgiving.

Heather

Dawn said...

...nothin' better than pepper jelly & creamed cheeze.....spread on crackers...
!!!

Tori said...

Pepper Jelly, that's a new one on me, is it a northern thing??? I've been gone for a while, got some reading to do around here to catch up.

A Note From Theresa said...

Wow Pepper Jelly! I never had any but it sounds great!

Jennifer said...

I always wondered what you use it for.

Melissa said...

yum, pepper jelly and cream cheese.....we had it at Christmas, and I don't know why we don't have it more often!!! :)