Easy Jalapeno Jelly Recipe Pioneer Woman Style – Perfect for Beginners!

Introduction:

Hey there! If you’re looking to make some delicious jalapeno jelly, just like the Pioneer Woman, you’ve come to the right place. This guide is super simple, so even if you’re 15 or new to cooking, you’ll find it a breeze. Jalapeno jelly is a sweet and spicy treat that’s perfect on toast, with cheese, or as a glaze for meats. Let’s dive in and get cooking!

Recipe Details:

The jalapeno jelly recipe we’re talking about today is inspired by the Pioneer Woman. It’s a mix of sweet and spicy flavors that’ll make your taste buds dance. You’ll be surprised at how simple it is to make, even if you’re cooking for the first time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of finely chopped jalapeno peppers (about 4-5 large jalapenos)
  • 2 cups of apple cider vinegar
  • 6 cups of sugar
  • 1 pouch of liquid pectin (this helps the jelly set)
  • Green food coloring (optional, just for looks)

Preparation Steps:

  1. Put on gloves (jalapenos can be spicy for your skin). Chop the jalapenos finely. Remove the seeds if you want it less spicy.
  2. In a large pot, mix the chopped jalapenos, vinegar, and sugar. Stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, then boil it for 10 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Add the liquid pectin and boil for another minute.
  5. If you want, add a few drops of green food coloring. This makes it look really cool!
  6. Carefully pour the hot mixture into clean jars. Seal the jars.
  7. Let them cool down. You’ll hear a pop when the jars are sealed right.

Recipe Tips and Variations:

  • Wear gloves when handling jalapenos to avoid a burning feeling on your hands.
  • For a milder jelly, remove all the seeds from the jalapenos.
  • You can try adding a bit of bell pepper for a different taste.
  • If you don’t have apple cider vinegar, white vinegar works too, but the taste will be slightly different.

Serving Suggestions:

Jalapeno jelly is super versatile. Spread it on toast, use it with cream cheese on crackers for a quick snack, or glaze it on chicken or pork. It adds a sweet and spicy kick to whatever you pair it with!

Nutritional Information:

Jalapeno jelly is mainly sugar, so it’s high in calories. A tablespoon has about 50 calories, mostly from the sugar. It’s not a health food, but it’s a delicious treat to enjoy in moderation.