Sure Jell Pepper Jelly Recipe

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Are you prepared to add some flair to your meals? All you need is the Sure Jell pepper jelly recipe. Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, this delightful recipe is sure to impress your taste buds and elevate your dishes to the next level.

Here, I’ll walk you through the steps to create this delectable pepper jelly using Sure Jell pectin. I’ve got you covered when it comes to selecting the right peppers and achieving the perfect gel consistency. Get ready to impress your taste buds and wow your loved ones with this delicious homemade delight!

Sure Jell Pepper Jelly Recipe

Ingredients Of Sure Jell Pepper Jelly

This pepper jelly recipe with sure jelly has surprisingly few common  ingredients! I see this as a beginner-friendly recipe.Super simple, minimum ingredients, and a strong flavour. Here’s everything you need to get started:

Green Bell Pepper

Peppers-1,1 , &10

This red pepper jam  includes jalapenos, green and red peppers. Jalapeño peppers give the jelly its characteristic fiery flavour. You can also add serrano peppers or habaneros in this recipe, but bear in mind that they will significantly increase the intensity.

Vinegar- 1&½  Tablespoon

In order to prevent your jelly from turning into a depressing, runny mess, the vinegar helps to set the pectin.

Fruit Pectin Powder-1.75 oz

Pectin is a gelling agent made exclusively from plants. It is a necessary ingredient in the recipe since it helps the jelly gel.I prefer to use sure jell Fruit Pectin. 

Green Food Coloring- 6 drops

Food coloring provides a gorgeous green jelly, although it can be omitted if preferred.

Sugar – 6 cups

Sugar balances the spicy jalapeños, creating a gastronomic yin and yang.

Salt – as per your need

Salt helps to enhance the flavor of your red paper jam. 

How To Make Jalapeno Jam?

Step 1

To get jalapeño peppers ready, rinse them and take out the stems and seeds (if you want a spicier taste). Cut the peppers into tiny bits with a food processor or blender. 

Step 2

Put the peppers, vinegar, salt, sugar, and Green Food Colouring in a large pot or heavy kettle. When it boils, turn the heat down to medium-high.Boil for five minutes while stirring often.

Step 3

Bring the mix back up to high heat and boil it all the way through. Add the pectin and simmer, stirring constantly, for one minute.Take it off the heat.

Step 4

When you fill canning jars, leave an inch of space at the top. Put it in a water bath for ten minutes.It could be necessary to extend the processing time if you reside in a high altitude.Let the jelly “gel,” or harden, for about a day before you serve it.

Step 5

Crumbs should be served with cream cheese. That’s right, you can dip chicken or beef nuggets in this jelly.

Tips For Making Perfect Red Pepper Jam 

  • When handling jalapeño peppers, wear rubber gloves to protect your skin from the oils that come from them.
  • You can change how spicy or sweet it is to your liking. Change the amounts of sugar and jalapeño peppers until the taste is just right.
  • Just add a few drops of green food colouring to the cooking mixture to make your hot pepper jelly green like store-bought jelly.
  • Play around with different kinds of peppers to make new tastes. For instance, you can add other peppers that are hot or use bell peppers instead for a milder form.
  • Be careful when working with pectin because it can form lumps if it’s not fully broken down. To get the best results, do what it says on the package.
  • If you want the finished jelly to have a smooth texture, skim off any foam that forms while it’s cooking.

How To Store Sure Jell Hot Pepper Jelly ?

If you make the jelly the right way and seal the jars properly, it will last up to two years. Once opened, you can store it in the refrigerator for up to three months.

Before you eat the jelly, be careful and look for signs that it is going bad, like mould, a bad smell, or a strange colour. You should throw it away if you see any signs of deterioration to keep health risks to a minimum.

How Do You Serve Sure Jell Pepper Jelly?

Most people serve jalapeno jelly with cream cheese and crackers, which is also my personal favourite way to eat it. It looks good and only takes three minutes to make. Additionally, I enjoy adding some to the centre of grilled cheese. It gives the food a fantastic flavour!

More Uses for Jalapeño Pepper Jelly

You can enjoy this tasty jalapeño jelly in a lot of different ways. While your favourite grilled meats or veggies are cooking, brush it on them. Use this tasty jalapeño jelly in these ways.

Glaze for Meats or BBQ

When you grill or roast meats like chicken, pig, or fish, brush them with jalapeño jelly. This makes a sticky coating that adds taste. You can add it to your best BBQ sauce to alter its flavour as well. 

Appetizer Spread

Serve warm bread or crackers with a mixture of goat cheese or cream cheese and jalapeño jam for a delicious appetiser. 

Sweet and Spicy Dip

Use it as a dip for chicken pieces, jalapeño poppers, or coconut shrimp.

Sandwich and Wrap Spread

You can make your best lunch foods taste even better by adding jalapeño jelly to sandwiches or wraps.

Marinade for Vegetables

You can make your best lunch foods taste even better by adding jalapeño jelly to sandwiches or wraps.

Topping for Baked Brie

Spread jalapeño jelly on top of brie cheese and bake it for a tasty appetiser.

Sure Jell Pepper Jelly Recipe

Sure Jell Pepper Jelly Recipe

 Looking for a delicious and easy-to-make pepper jelly recipe? Look no further than this Sure Jell pepper jelly recipe! Let's get started.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings30 people
AuthorSpice to Sauce


  • 1 Red bell peppers
  • 1  Green Bell Peppers
  • 10 Jalapenos Mid size
  • 1&½  Tablespoon Apple cider vinegar
  • 6 Cups Sugar
  • Salt  As per taste
  • 1.75 oz Fruit pectin powder
  • 6 Drops Green food coloring Optional


  • Wash the jalapeño peppers and remove the seeds and stems (optional for a spicy taste). Process or blend the peppers into a fine chop using a food processor.
  • In a large pot or heavy saucepan, combine the peppers, vinegar, sugar, salt, and green food colouring. Over medium-high heat, bring the mixture to a rolling boil. Boil for five minutes, stirring often.
  • Put the mixture back over high heat and bring it to a rolling boil. Add the pectin and simmer, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Take off the heat.
  • Pack canning jars leaving a 1-inch headspace. Add to a water bath and let sit for 10 minutes (the high altitude may require an extension of the processing time). Before serving, let the jelly "gel," or firm, for about a day.


Sodium: 40mg | Calcium: 2mg | Vitamin C: 6mg | Vitamin A: 40IU | Sugar: 38g | Fiber: 1g | Potassium: 14mg | Calories: 154kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Fat: 1g | Protein: 1g | Carbohydrates: 39g

Final Words

By following this sure jell pepper jelly recipe, you can create a delicious and flavorful jelly that will surely impress your taste buds. Making your own pepper jelly allows you to customize the level of spiciness and sweetness to suit your preferences perfectly. Whether you enjoy it as a condiment or a glaze, this homemade pepper jelly is a versatile addition to your pantry. Have fun experimenting with different peppers and flavors to create your signature pepper jelly recipe!

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