If you'd love to make a nice hot pepper jam, try this recipe that combines sugar, pectin, white vinegar and food coloring with cayenne, bell and jalapeno peppers, cooked with water in a saucepan. A professional caterer shows you how in this free video on hot pepper recipes.
Hello, this is Coreen from Shakes Bakes, and right now we're going to be making hot pepper jam. So first thing we're going to need is two cups of sugar, half a cup of cayenne pepper, one jalapeno diced fine, two-thirds of a green bell pepper, medium sized and you dice that also. We need pectin and that's approximately eight teaspoons, half a cup of white vinegar and food coloring. In addition to that some tools that we're going to need is a spoon, we need a stockpot with warm water, actually if you have hot water that's good also and we need a sauce pan to cook our ingredients in. So let's get started. First thing we're going to need to do is take our peppers, cayenne pepper, vinegar and sugar over to our saucepan, we're going to put them in. We're going to put all these ingredients in here, stir it up and put it on a medium high flame. We're going to bring this to a rolling boil. So now that our mixture has been boiling for approximately five minutes we're going to add our pectin just like this. We're going to mix this in and let it boil off for an additional five minutes and at that point we'll turn off our heat. We've reached another five minute mark, I'm going to turn off our heat and it's time to add some food coloring. I'm going to start off with three drops and see how that goes and I've chosen green because the peppers that I'm using are green minus the cayenne ground pepper that you saw and this is fine for me, I'm going to leave it just like that. Now, before I transfer it into my container, if you happen to see any foam on top you need to go ahead and skim that off. For me, as you can see I don't have any foam here so I'm going to ahead and pour this into my container. Fill it up as much as it'll take and I might, wow have just enough room, look at that. Go ahead and seal your jar, it might be pretty hot. Seal it as tight as possible and what I'm going to do is I'm going to submerge my jar into this hot water over here in this stockpot, make sure that the water covers the top. Make sure you have some water on hand in case you need a little bit of extra water to get it to the top like this, there we go. I'm going to bring this to a boil and I'm going to have it boil for five minutes, at that point I'm going to take it out. So now that our water has boiled for five minutes, I'm going to go ahead and turn off my flame, put on some heat protecting gloves. Be very careful when taking this out cause you don't want to burn yourself. Place the jar on the counter, let it come to room temperature and you can feel free to enjoy it at that time. I'm Coreen from Shakes Bakes and this is how you make hot pepper jam.