Habanero Jelly

Easy to make sweet red pepper jelly that is great with crackers and cream cheese. Simple canning with instructions for how to process in hot water bath.

For many years, I have been a big fan of pepper jellies. I usually make a spicy jalapeño jelly and sweet red pepper jelly. They and bright, colourful and wonderful as a treat. Spread some jelly on a cracker with cream cheese for a delicious appetizer.

My dad grew a bunch of habanero plants and had a massive harvest. He brought up a bag of these fiery orange peppers and I was eager to throw these in some recipes. Since it was jelly season, I wondered how habanero jelly would turn out.

Wow – it is incredible!

This jelly is vibrant orange and is deceptively spicy. It truly packs a lot of heat but is also very sweet as well. It is perfect to spread it on a cracker with some cheese.

Easy to make sweet red pepper jelly that is great with crackers and cream cheese. Simple canning with instructions for how to process in hot water bath.

I have made many different jelly recipes using peppers and onions. If you have never made a savoury jelly, you could try this red pepper jelly or any of the ones below.

Easy to make sweet red pepper jelly that is great with crackers and cream cheese. Simple canning with instructions for how to process in hot water bath.

Habanero Jelly

Easy to make sweet red pepper jelly that is great with crackers and cream cheese. Simple canning with instructions for how to process in hot water bath.
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Easy to make sweet red pepper jelly that is great with crackers and cream cheese. Simple canning with instructions for how to process in hot water bath.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 250ml jars

Ingredients

  • 3 orange peppers , cored and seeded
  • 5-6 habanero peppers , cored and seeded
  • 3 tbsp pectin crystals
  • 2/3 cup white or cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp butter or margarine
  • 3 1/3 cups sugar

Instructions

  • Place all the peppers in a food processor and pulse until chopped finely.
  • Transfer the chopped peppers to a large pot with the remaining ingredients.
  • Heat to boiling and continue to boil for about 15-18 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Skim any foam which accumulates at the top and remove from stove element.
  • While the jelly is still hot, ladle it into hot jars, leaving a 1/4 inch headspace.
  • Screw on lids and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

Notes

If using the FreshTECH, use the instructions here in place of steps 2-4.
Sprinkle pectin evenly bottom of the pot fitted with the stirrer. Add peppers, vinegar and butter on top of the pectin. Press the Jelly button and press the - (minus) button, until the time reads 23 minutes. Press enter to start the machine. Wait 4 minutes for the machine to beep. Add the sugar and cover with the lid.

Easy to make sweet red pepper jelly that is great with crackers and cream cheese. Simple canning with instructions for how to process in hot water bath.

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Easy to make sweet red pepper jelly that is great with crackers and cream cheese. Simple canning with instructions for how to process in hot water bath.

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6 comments

  • Sounds delicious! I have a bunch of red habaneros that are so hot I don’t know what to do with them but I would like to try this recipe! Do you have recommendations for making it in a Cuisinart automatic bread maker? There is only a jam function and does not allow for time adjustment. Thank you!

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  • Hi, again. I love your recipes, thanks for sharing… is the orange pepper on this one the orange bell pepper?

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  • 5 stars
    I wish I could eat that entire jar… I love pepper jellies… and the hotter the better. 🙂

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