Sunday, May 2, 2010
Raspberry Habanero Pepper Jelly
3-5 habanero peppers, deseeded and membranes removed (Be sure to wear gloves when doing this... those babies are HOT. And don't touch your eyes or mouth b)
2 sweet red peppers
1 sweet green pepper
12 ounces frozen raspberries, defrosted and put through a food mill with fine disc
2 1/4 cups water (**or a mixture of the raspberry juice from defrosted raspberries and water to make the total)
1 cup vinegar
1 3/4 ounces sure-jel dry pectin (powder, not liquid)
4 cups sugar
1 Chop up peppers in a processor until they are chopped fine. Put all but ¼ cup peppers in a saucepan with raspberries and water. Bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to simmer and cook 15 minutes. Press through a sieve or a jelly bag. You should have 2 cups prepared juice. (Sometimes I have more juice than needed so I freeze it for another batch).
2 Return juice to a clean pot. Add vinegar and reserved chopped peppers. Cool 15 minutes.
3 Add pectin. Bring to a boil; add sugar. Bring back to a boil and boil hard for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; skim foam.
4 Ladle into hot ½ pint jars leaving 1/8” headspace.
5 Seal; process in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes (for 4 oz. jars).
6 Note: jelly might be liquidy at first, but gels over the next 1 or 2 days.
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