I haven't tried out any new recipes this week, but I feel like I am neglecting my duties as a blog writer if I don't give you some kind of recipe. My friend Nancy (Hi Nancy!) has this awesome Grandma (MawMaw) that hails from New Orleans. I've met her a couple of times in the last few months over the course of her staying in Utah for weeks/months at a time. (Did she ever go home in between Halloween and Thanksgiving? We may never know!) Anyway....she makes this awesome, awesome Pepper Jelly that you pour over softened cream cheese and serve with crackers. She and Nancy (and Jared) were kind enough to show me how to make it one very fun Saturday morning. Nancy has brought this great appetizer to multiple MOMS Club functions, but I am going to be the one to share the recipe with you. Now, some of you might need a tutorial, some of you may not, when I make my next batch this afternoon, I will take pics Ala "Pioneer Woman" and post them next week if you are interested.
Here's the recipe:
Maw Maw’s Pepper Jelly
1 cup jalapeno peppers (seeded and finely chopped)
1 1/3 cup bell pepper (finely chopped)
6 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
6 oz. liquid pectin (1 box which comes with 2 3 oz. packages of Certo)
red food coloring
Combine first 4 ingredients. Boil 1 minute. Reduce heat and cook 5 minutes, stir gently, but constantly. Remove from heat, gently add food coloring and pectin. Let rest for about 30 seconds. Poor in jar immediately!
Gather your ingredients and get ready for a tutorial next week. Hope it turns out ok!
Thanks for letting me share the recipe Nancy!