Friday, September 21, 2012

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly...A tasty and beautiful appetizer!

The head pepper inspector here at "Patch a Heaven"
Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers! I must really like jalapenos, (or I just grow too many in my garden!) Because I think this is the second Jalapeno post I have done recently. But at any rate, they are spicy good! Today on "Patch a Heaven" the boy (Peter Piper) and I decorated the porch (it is after all the first day of Fall!) And we picked peppers to make Jalapeno Pepper Jelly. Many of you maybe aren't familiar with this delicious condiment. If not, I am here to formally introduce you! Some people shy away from it because of the fact that it contains Jalapenos and they expect it to burn going down. But in all reality, it is very mild and is sweeter than it is spicy. I remove all the seeds and veins on the peppers so it doesn't have heat. My favorite use for this peppery sweetness is serving it as an appetizer with cream cheese and crackers. I think the jelly itself is just beauty in a bottle and is perfect Christmas colors, so I tend to save most of it for the Holidays and all those parties. I show it pictured in this blog post with soda crackers, I prefer to pair it with Ritz, (but I was out!) Also I chose to photograph it today using my Great Grandma's old china. (It has much sentimental value, it still has her initials taped to the bottom, which has too much character to remove!) So get your favorite pepper picking pal and get yourself some Jalapeno Jelly made! (Don't be scared, it really is good!) I just follow the recipe enclosed in the pectin box. (It sets up the best, I have tried other recipes and they turn out runny every time!)

This is why I love Jalapeno Pepper Jelly for a Christmas party appetizer, it's so festively colored!

Beauty in a jar!

The sweet initials of Miss Lottie Jackson, my great-grandma. (Why didn't I name one of my daughter's Lottie? It's a darling name!)

Mmm...tasty!! (No I'm not going to drink it, I thought the little cup was cute!)

My favorite pepper picking pal!! Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. (Say that 10 times!)


  1. Nothin better than pepper jelly and cream cheese. Heaven on a cracker if you ask me. And your little helper is darling!!

    1. I totally agree! (Heaven on a cracker!) And thanks, I kinda like that boy.