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Blackberry Jalapeno Jelly

Blackberry Jalapeno Jelly

Here’s a spicy twist on a traditional favorite. Just leave out the peppers if you want simple blackberry jelly. For a hotter kick, add an extra pepper. Great on toast, or crackers with cream cheese. Sweet with a warm bite!




  1. Mix the pectin crystals with 1/2 cup sugar in a bowl.
  2. Stir the blackberry juice, pectin mixture, green jalapeno, and red jalapeno together in a saucepan and bring to a boil for 1 full minute.
  3. Add the 3 1/2 cups sugar to the pan and return to a rolling boil until the sugar has fully dissolved, about 1 minute.
  4. Remove from heat and stir to remove the bubbles and foam. This may take up to 5 minutes.
  5. Ladle warm jelly into sterile jars leaving 1/4-inch headspace. Seal the jars and process them in a hot water bath for 5 minutes.
  6. Refrigerate jelly after the seal is broken.