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Green Pepper Jelly Canning Recipe

This Green Pepper Jelly Canning Recipe may be a bit unconventional but it's sure to be a hit at your next gathering.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 6 half-pint jars


  • water bath canner and rack
  • half-pint or quarter pint canning jars, lids, rings
  • head space/bubble tool
  • large pot
  • cheese cloth
  • food processor
  • knife and cutting board
  • canning funnel
  • jar lifter
  • towels
  • measuring spoons and cups


  • 7 Green Bell Peppers
  • 1 optional jalapeno
  • Cups Bottled Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Cups Bottled Apple Juice
  • 1 Package Regular Powdered Pectin
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 5 Cups Sugar



  • Wash Peppers and remove seeds.
  • Chop into medium size pieces.
  • Puree half the chopped green peppers in a food processor with half of the apple cider vinegar. Set aside and repeat with remainder of green peppers and apple cider vinegar.
  • Stir apple juice into mixture
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Strain mixture through cheesecloth onto a bowl. Discard pulp.
  • Measure out four cups of juice.


  • Prepare jars by washing them and putting them into canner to warm.
  • Meanwhile combine juice, salt, and pectin into a large pot and bring to a boil on high heat stirring constantly.
  • Add sugar.
  • Stirring constantly, bring back to a rolling boil and boil hard for one minute. Remove from heat.


  • Remove warm jars from canner and place on towel.
  • Ladle jelly into jars leaving ¼ inch headspace.
  • Check headspace and wipe jar rims.
  • Center lids on jars and screw on bands finger tip tight.


  • Using jar lifter, lift filled jars into canner. Make sure jars are covered with 1 to 2 inches of water.
  • Place lid on canner and bring to a boil on medium high heat.
  • Once boiling, process jars for ten minutes adjusting for altitude.
  • After processing time is complete, remove lid and turn off burner. Let sit 5 minutes.
  • Remove jars after 5 minutes and place on towel to cool for at least 12 hours. Do not adjust bands.
  • Remove bands, check seals, and label.
  • Serve with cheese and crackers. Enjoy!
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