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Jalapeno Jelly Recipe Pioneer Woman

Jalapeno Jelly Recipe From Pioneer Woman is a delicious sweet and spicy spread. This is an excellent way to preserve all of those summer chilies and jalapenos. Cheese and crackers, toast, sandwiches, or grilled meats are great ways to enjoy this.

If you like something spicy and sweet, this Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly is for you! This jelly is great for dipping crackers in or as an appetizer over cream cheese. You can also use it as a glaze or topping for meats. You can also give it to your friends and neighbors as a gift during the holiday season.

What is Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly?

Since you use the entire pepper in Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly, it really is more of a jam than a jelly. The recipe contains six simple ingredients- jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, granulated sugar, vinegar, salt, and pectin. You can spread this spicy Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly on cheese and crackers, use it as a basting sauce for grilled meat, or use it to top meat sandwiches or burgers.

Jalapeno Jelly Recipe Pioneer Woman
Jalapeno Jelly Recipe Pioneer Woman

Health Benefits Of Jalapeño

Foods spiced with Jalapenos can be very healthy. Did you know that jalapenos could help prevent colds and headaches? It contains a natural plant compound called capsaicin. Capsaicin helps boost metabolism, prevent bacteria from growing, helps with migraine headaches, and may even help fight cancer. Jalapenos also contain vitamins C and A.

Can I reduce the sugar in jam or jelly?

It is important NOT to change the type or amount of sugar in the recipe if you want it to turn out the way it is pictured and described. As jelly is meant to be sweet, and in this jam especially, the heat of the jalapenos perfectly balances out the sweetness of the Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly.

Here’s how to control jalapenos’ heat:

Generally, Jalapenos with more white lines and flecks (stretch marks) will be hotter. If you are unsure, try a piece when you chop your peppers.

In this recipe, I used 10 jalapenos, but I removed the seeds and veins from half of them. The result was a medium-heat jelly.

  • Hot – Use the entire pepper. Do not remove the seeds or veins.
  • Medium – Scoop out half of the seeds and veins from the jalapenos.
  • Mild – Discard seeds and veins.

How To Make Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly Recipe

  1. Pulse all peppers until they are finely chopped in a food processor. Pour into a mesh strainer and drain excess liquid.
  2. Add the sugar, vinegar, and salt to the chopped vegetables in a large stockpot. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Add pectin and boil for 1 minute more. Remove from the heat.
  3. Using a wide-mouth funnel, ladle jam into hot, sterile jars. Be sure to leave a quarter-inch headspace. Put the lids on the jars using just your thumb and index finger to ensure that they are tight but not too tight that the air cannot escape.
  4. Put the jars back on the rack and lower them into the water. Boil for 10 minutes. (Add 1 minute for every 1000 feet above 1000 feet.)
  5. Take off and place on a towel about an inch apart. The cans should start to seal with a pop after a few minutes. Leave the jars on the counter untouched for 12 hours.
  6. In order to ensure a good seal, remove the ring from the lid and lift the can about 1-2 inches off the counter while holding the edges of the lid. It is possible to store Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly on the shelf if the lid stays attached (screw bands removed).
  7. In the event that a seal didn’t form or if the lid was opened and the seal was broken, jelly can be stored in the refrigerator.
  8. To ensure that your Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly is thick and fully set, let it rest for one day before opening.

How To Can Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly?

  1. Using tongs, remove the jars from the water once the jam is done cooking. Remove the water and place it on a towel.
  2. Pour jelly into the jars using a wide mouth funnel. Make sure to leave 1/4 inch from the top of the jar to allow for expansion.
  3. Wipe the jar rims with a paper towel after filling them, and then top them with the lids. Just use your thumb and index finger to screw the lids on. You want them to be snug, but not too tight. While boiling the jars, the air must be able to escape.
  4. In the pot of hot water on the rack, place the jars back in and bring them to a boil. Let it boil for 10 minutes. (1 minute for every 1000 feet above 1000 feet.) Remove and place about 1 inch apart on a towel. You should hear the cans seal with a pop after a few minutes. Allow the jars to sit on the counter for 12 hours.
Jalapeno Jelly Recipe Pioneer Woman
Jalapeno Jelly Recipe Pioneer Woman

How To Check the seal of my Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly?

By touching the middle of the lid, you can determine if your can is sealed. You do not have a seal if your finger springs back up when you remove it.

Lift the can off the counter 1-2 inches while holding the edges of the lid to ensure a good seal. Remove the ring of the lid and lift it off the counter 1-2 inches. It can be stored in the pantry for 12 months if the lid stays attached (it should have a concave center). If your can is not sealed, you will need to put it in the refrigerator.

How to Enjoy my Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly?

  • Spread over cream cheese and crackers, instant appetizer!
  • Adding it to a homemade hamburger is delicious!
  • Drizzled over a homemade pizza! Delicious!
  • Try it on a Philly cheesesteak! Yummy.
  • Make brie cheese and jalapeno jelly for a fancy appetizer! Enjoy with crusty bread!
  • Add to tacos for a sweet and spicy Taco Tuesday!

How to Store Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly?

  1. Remove the screw bands and wash away any food residue. Rinse and dry well.
  2. Indicate the date that you made the jars on the labels.
  3. Store in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight with a temperature between 50 and 85 degrees.
  4. Use within one year.

Signs of Spoilage:

If your Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly lid bulges, leaks, or has a foul odor, it has spoiled. Discard it if you are unsure!

What equipment do I need for Canning?

  • Jars – Canning requires glass jars. For this recipe, you can use any size of the jar, but I prefer 8-ounce jars.
  • Canner – Canners are simply large pots deep enough to hold jars on racks. The one linked comes with a rack. (DIY version: You can use a large stockpot instead if you have one.)
  • Jar Rack – In order to prevent the glass from coming into indirect contact with the bottom of the pot which is a strong heat source, the jars need to be placed on a rack so that the boiling water can circulate around them. By letting you raise and support the jars on the edge of the canner, this rack makes jar removal easier. (A homemade version can be made by rolling up the foil and connecting it so it resembles a rack.)
  • Jar Lifter – With this method, it is much easier and safer to take hot jars out of boiling water. (DIY version: Wrap rubber bands around each side of tongs so they stay in place.)
  • Wide Mouth Funnel – The hot contents can then be transferred into a jar without spilling over the edges. (DIY version: cut out the bottom of the foam, paper, or plastic cup.)
  • Food Processor – This is great for chopping fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc.

You can purchase a canning kit (below) or if you don’t plan on canning that often you can get away with some DIY tricks described above.

  • Fumm Canning Set – In this set, you’ll find a large pot, jar rack, jar lifter, magnetic lid lifter, funnel, and a few other tools.
  • Partial Canning Set – Although this set includes the funnel and jar lifter, it does not include a pot or rack. If you already own a large stockpot and rack, this is a great option.

Recipe Tips

  • Test your Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly before removing it from the heat so that it sets and isn’t runny. It is still possible to end up with a runny jam when adding pectin. A spoon, a cold plate, or a thermometer can help you avoid this.
  • Most of the time, I use my instant-read candy thermometer when making jam. I feel at ease using it because it’s a reliable tool. Nothing is worse than making jam or jelly only to have it not set.
  • Due to the fact that we all have different stoves and live at different altitudes, I find that blanket instructions like “cook for ten minutes” are not as accurate as using a candy thermometer.
Jalapeno Jelly Recipe Pioneer Woman
Jalapeno Jelly Recipe Pioneer Woman

FAQ Section

Why Is My Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly?

This could be due to several reasons. From the amount of liquid to the jelly-pectin ratio, to the jelly not boiling long enough, to the jelly just not setting long enough (it takes a few days). But the good news is, nothing is lost! There are a couple of ways to fix it: You can use it as-is as a glaze or marinade, or you can wait for it to set up for a few days.

How long does Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly last?

In a cool, dry place, it can last for up to 2 years if properly processed. Once opened, it can be stored in the refrigerator for 2-3 months.

How do you thicken Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly?

This Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly recipe uses pectin as a thickener. To make a thicker jelly, you can always add more pectin. For thickening and re-thickening, follow the instructions on the pectin package.

How fine should I chop the peppers?

Our preference is to chop them pretty finely. When it comes to getting the best results, we recommend using a food processor.

My jalapeno jelly was more amber than green. What went wrong?

You didn’t do anything wrong. It’s the right color. Store-bought green jalapeno jellies are unnaturally colored. The green color is obtained by adding food dyes.

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Pioneer Woman Jalapeno Jelly Recipe Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving ( 1 Cup | 349g )

  • Calories 746
  • Total Fat 0.3g
  • Saturated Fat 0.1g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 365mg
  • Potassium 273mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 191g
  • Dietary Fiber 3.2g
  • Sugars 175g
  • Protein 1.1g
  • Vitamin A 17%
  • Vitamin C 178%
  • Calcium 1.4%
  • Iron 5.2%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Jalapeno Jelly Recipe Pioneer Woman

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 25 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time: 40 minutesServings:6 half pint jars servingsCalories:746 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Jalapeno Jelly Recipe From Pioneer Woman is a delicious sweet and spicy spread. This is an excellent way to preserve all of those summer chilies and jalapenos. Cheese and crackers, toast, sandwiches, or grilled meats are great ways to enjoy this.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Pulse all peppers until they are finely chopped in a food processor. Pour into a mesh strainer and drain excess liquid.
  2. Add the sugar, vinegar, and salt to the chopped vegetables in a large stockpot. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Add pectin and boil for 1 minute more. Remove from the heat.
  3. Using a wide-mouth funnel, ladle jam into hot, sterile jars. Be sure to leave a quarter-inch headspace. Put the lids on the jars using just your thumb and index finger to ensure that they are tight but not too tight that the air cannot escape.
  4. Put the jars back on the rack and lower them into the water. Boil for 10 minutes. (Add 1 minute for every 1000 feet above 1000 feet.)
  5. Take off and place on a towel about an inch apart. The cans should start to seal with a pop after a few minutes. Leave the jars on the counter untouched for 12 hours.
  6. In order to ensure a good seal, remove the ring from the lid and lift the can about 1-2 inches off the counter while holding the edges of the lid. It is possible to store jelly on the shelf if the lid stays attached (screw bands removed).
  7. In the event that a seal didn’t form or if the lid was opened and the seal was broken, jelly can be stored in the refrigerator.
  8. To ensure that the jelly is thick and fully set, let it rest for one day before opening.

Notes

  • Test your jalapeno jelly before removing it from the heat so that it sets and isn’t runny. It is still possible to end up with a runny jam when adding pectin. A spoon, a cold plate, or a thermometer can help you avoid this.
  • Most of the time, I use my instant-read candy thermometer when making jam. I feel at ease using it because it’s a reliable tool. Nothing is worse than making jam or jelly only to have it not set.
  • Due to the fact that we all have different stoves and live at different altitudes, I find that blanket instructions like “cook for ten minutes” are not as accurate as using a candy thermometer.
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 6 half pint jars


Amount Per Serving
Calories 746
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.3g1%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 365mg16%
Potassium 273mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 191g64%
Dietary Fiber 3.2g13%
Sugars 175g
Protein 1.1g3%

Vitamin A 17%
Vitamin C 178%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 5.2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Billie Warner

Wednesday 26th of October 2022

Can powdered pectin be used in this recipe if so how much? I don’t have a good set with liquid pectins.

Valeeta

Monday 12th of September 2022

Help. I only have powdered gelatin

Mohamed Shili

Wednesday 14th of September 2022

Hello Valeeta;

If you have powdered gelatin and want to use it, you may need to change it into liquid.

To Do So follow these steps:

Step 1: In a small bowl, combine cold water and gelatine, whisking with a fork. Set aside for 5 minutes, or until the mixture is spongy.

Step 2: Place the bowl in a heatproof bowl filled halfway with hot water and stir until the gelatine dissolves. Gelatine should never be boiled because it can become stringy.

Step 3: Allow to cool slightly before adding to the mixture to be set. To avoid lumps, both mixtures should be at the same temperature.

Kenda King

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

I wish you had told us some variations on this recipe like Strawberry Jalapeño Jam and Peach Hobanero. I haven’t found those recipes that are really good. I’m gonna try this one also 👍