How to Make Fire & Ice Jelly (Hot Red Pepper Jelly) Recipe

How to Make Fire & Ice Jelly (Hot Red Pepper Jelly)

This jelly is delicious spread over a cracker and cream cheese (or goat cheese!).

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Sterilize your jars/lids in boiling water for at least ten minutes.  I boil mine while I prepare the jelly.

Sterilize your jars/lids in boiling water for at least ten minutes. I boil mine while I prepare the jelly.

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Finely chop your red pepper.  You will need 3/4 cup.

Finely chop your red pepper. You will need 3/4 cup.

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You can use either 2 Tbsp dried chili flakes or 5-6 finely chopped hot red chili peppers.  I used fresh chilis from my garden.

You can use either 2 Tbsp dried chili flakes or 5-6 finely chopped hot red chili peppers. I used fresh chilis from my garden.

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Chop your hot peppers finely.  Leave the seeds,  they add heat!

Chop your hot peppers finely. Leave the seeds, they add heat!

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Gather lemon juice,  apple juice,  and fruit pectin.

Gather lemon juice, apple juice, and fruit pectin.

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In a large pot,  add your red pepper and hot pepper.  Add 1/4 cup lemon juice.

In a large pot, add your red pepper and hot pepper. Add 1/4 cup lemon juice.

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Add 375ml of Apple juice or Ice Wine.  I used Apple juice!

Add 375ml of Apple juice or Ice Wine. I used Apple juice!

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Stir well and let sit for about 20 minutes.

Stir well and let sit for about 20 minutes.

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Get your sugar ready,  you will need 3 cups.

Get your sugar ready, you will need 3 cups.

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Add sugar to your pot.

Add sugar to your pot.

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Stir well.

Stir well.

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Over high heat,  stirring constantly,  bring jelly to a rolling boil.

Over high heat, stirring constantly, bring jelly to a rolling boil.

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Once boiling,  continue to heat,  stirring constantly,  for 1 minute.

Once boiling, continue to heat, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

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Reduce heat to medium.  Add Certo Fruit Pectin slowly.  Stir constantly for another 7 minutes.

Reduce heat to medium. Add Certo Fruit Pectin slowly. Stir constantly for another 7 minutes.

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Keep stirring!

Keep stirring!

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Get your sterilized jars ready.

Get your sterilized jars ready.

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Pour your jelly into jars,  leaving 1/4" space at the top of the jar.

Pour your jelly into jars, leaving 1/4" space at the top of the jar.

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Filled jars of jelly!

Filled jars of jelly!

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Wipe the edges with a cloth dipped in boiling water.

Wipe the edges with a cloth dipped in boiling water.

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Place lids on.

Place lids on.

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Add rings.  Tighten lids,  but not too tightly.

Add rings. Tighten lids, but not too tightly.

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Leave jars to set,  cool,  and seal.

Leave jars to set, cool, and seal.

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Enjoy! :-)

Enjoy! :-)

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