Wednesday, March 4, 2009

I make jelly too! (Not Jam!!)

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!


Nancy said...

Trust me everyone, this is good stuff right here! Hope everyone enjoys! And to tell you the truth I think MawMaw was here unill the middle of January!

Erin said...

I LOVE pepper jelly -- I didn't think anyone else liked it! For awhile when I was living away from home, I found some jarred stuff in the store, but it was just nasty compared to my moms homemade. I am going to try your recipe this week!

Katie said...

Thanks for posting this, Anjie. And thanks for sharing Nancy! Can't wait to make some.

Shannon said...

Oh wow, thank you for posting this! My mom adores pepper jelly and this looks like an amazing recipe. I will definitely have to try this out!

Gretchen said...

Just wanted to say HI! It's been a while since I had more than about 5 minutes to sit at the computer. I enjoyed reading about Colin playing Guitar Hero... wish I could sneak a peek via video clip! I hope you are all doing well. Things are crazy busy trying to keep up with 4 kiddos and all their extra-curricular stuff! Dave's been way busy too, and not around a lot. Miss you guys...