Red Pepper Jelly
If you make one thing this holiday season, let it be this Red Pepper Jelly. It’s the perfect hostess gift, teacher gift, and it makes for a quick and dare I say BEST appetizer for easy entertaining.
You can get the full recipe HERE.
RED PEPPER JELLY
I’m not kidding when I tell you this is quite possibly my favorite canning recipe I’ve shared to date. There are so many reasons to love this red pepper jelly but let me give you the top ones!
1. The color! Seriously…..it’s the most gorgeous hue of red and orange.
2. It’s such an easy canning recipe. Perfect for beginners and confident canners alike.
3. This recipe makes 8 jars so there’s plenty to gift and keep for yourself.
CANNING RED PEPPER JELLY
This is a great beginner canning recipe. It’s fail proof, really. As long as you have all of your ingredients prepped the rest is a breeze. The hardest part- and not hard at all- is chopping all the bell peppers. It takes a bit of time as you want to chop the peppers pretty small but after that it’s a cinch. As always, you want to make sure the canning jars are clean, warm, and ready to go. Make sure you have a pan large enough to fit 6-8 pint sized jars.
THE EASIEST RED PEPPER JELLY APPETIZER
My mom’s signature appetizer is a brick of cream cheese on a plate covered with a jar of pepper jelly. She and I have made a variation of pepper jelly a few times over the years and it’s always her offering whenever she has to take an appetizer somewhere. It’s beloved by all that taste it, the color makes it the perfect holiday nosh, and have I said…….IT IS THE EASIEST APPETIZER OF ALL TIME.
Seriously. The easiest.
WAYS TO USE RED PEPPER JELLY
My son loves to use the jam on a pot roast sandwich- yes, it’s as good as it sounds. We also love to smear it over a bagel and cream cheese. I like to make little hummus bites with sliced cucumber, a dollop of humus, and then a dollop of red pepper jelly. Pretty much this jelly is the bomb anyway you use it. It’s a fantastic compliment to anything savory.
Sweet + savory = the greatest of all things.
GIFTING HOMEMADE CANNED GOODS
I also love to gift this homemade gold. Doctor up the jar with some festive ribbon and a homemade tag. It makes great gift for any foodie! Make sure to keep few jars for yourself. You’ll be so happy you did!
OTHER CANNING RECIPES TO GIVE AS GIFTS
GET THE RECIPE
You can get the full recipe for this deliciousness HERE on the Dixie Crystal website. Dixie Crystal’s has been a longtime partner of Mountain Mama Cooks. All opinions are my own, as always. Thanks for reading and have a great week! xo, Kelley
Photos by Deborah DeKoff/ recipe by Mountain Mama Cooks