Quick And Easy Hot Pepper Jelly Recipe

This quick & easy hot pepper jelly recipe will be the hit of the party. A little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Serve it over cream cheese or on crackers for a simple appetizer that is packed with tons of flavor. The best part of this recipe is that you can whip up a batch in no time. Perfect for holiday parties, family gatherings,or game day snacks.

This quick & easy hot pepper jelly recipe will be the hit of the party. A little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Serve it over cream cheese or on crackers for a simple appetizer that is packed with tons of flavor. The best part of this recipe is that you can whip up a batch in no time. Perfect for holiday parties, family gatherings,or game day snacks. #AppetizerRecipes #SweetHeatRecipes #SpicyAppetizers #HomemadeJelly #CreamcheeseDips #JellyRecipe #HolidayAppetizers #PartyAppetizerRecipe

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This sweet & spicy Hot Pepper Jelly is one of our favorite appetizer recipes to take to any party. If you like the flavor of the famous Harry & David’s pepper jelly, you will love our version. Nothing compares to the sweet & spicy deliciousness of the Harry & David’s version, but this recipe is pretty darn close. 

This quick & easy hot pepper jelly recipe will be the hit of the party. A little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Serve it over cream cheese or on crackers for a simple appetizer that is packed with tons of flavor. The best part of this recipe is that you can whip up a batch in no time. Perfect for holiday parties, family gatherings,or game day snacks. #AppetizerRecipes #SweetHeatRecipes #SpicyAppetizers #HomemadeJelly #CreamcheeseDips #JellyRecipe #HolidayAppetizers #PartyAppetizerRecipe This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. That means that if you click on a link within this post and a purchase is made, we will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. For details, please see our disclosure page

What Is Hot Pepper Jelly?

Hot pepper jelly is a classic sweet jelly spread, that is also a little bit spicy. Rumor has it that jalapeno jelly originated in Texas in the 1970s. 

How Do You Eat Hot Pepper Jelly?

Hot pepper jelly is best served with cream cheese on crackers or bread. You can also use the sweet and spicy jelly as a glaze for ham, pork or fish. You could also add some hot pepper jelly to salad dressings or vinegarette to kick things up a notch. It is surprisingly versatile. 

How Long Is Hot Pepper Jelly Good For?

Although it probably won’t last this long, Hot Pepper Jelly will last for weeks in the refrigerator.

Do I need To Know Canning Techniques To Make Hot Pepper Jelly?

I am sure there are plenty of delicious “proper” hot pepper jelly recipes out there, this recipe is a quick and easy version. I use a store-bought jelly to sweeten and thicken it. We may take a few short cuts to make it, but there is no loss of taste I can assure you. 

Helpful kitchen supplies used to make hot pepper jelly?

Skillet With Deep SidesWooden Spatula

8 ounce Mason Jars

Quick & Easy Hot Pepper Jelly – An Easy Recipe!

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This quick & easy hot pepper jelly recipe will be the hit of the party. A little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Serve it over cream cheese or on crackers for a simple appetizer that is packed with tons of flavor. The best part of this recipe is that you can whip up a batch in no time. Perfect for holiday parties, family gatherings,or game day snacks. #AppetizerRecipes #SweetHeatRecipes #SpicyAppetizers #HomemadeJelly #CreamcheeseDips #JellyRecipe #HolidayAppetizers #PartyAppetizerRecipe Ingredients: 

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 Jalapeno Peppers – diced small (For less heat, remove the seeds and the ribs from inside the pepper)
  • 1 Cup Diced Bell Peppers – I used red and yellow for color – Use whatever you have on hand.
  • 1 Clove of Garlic – Minced
  • 2 Green Onions – sliced thin
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 16 ounce Jar Apricot Preserves

Directions: 

This quick & easy hot pepper jelly recipe will be the hit of the party. A little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Serve it over cream cheese or on crackers for a simple appetizer that is packed with tons of flavor. The best part of this recipe is that you can whip up a batch in no time. Perfect for holiday parties, family gatherings,or game day snacks. #AppetizerRecipes #SweetHeatRecipes #SpicyAppetizers #HomemadeJelly #CreamcheeseDips #JellyRecipe #HolidayAppetizers #PartyAppetizerRecipe

 

In a deep skillet on medium heat, heat up the olive oil.

Add the peppers to the olive oil, saute until they are tender 3 – 5 minutes

Add the garlic and green onions to the cooked pepper mixture. saute for a minute or two. Don’t let the garlic burn, this will give it a bitter taste.

Add the vinegar and brown sugar, cook for another minute or two.

This quick & easy hot pepper jelly recipe will be the hit of the party. A little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Serve it over cream cheese or on crackers for a simple appetizer that is packed with tons of flavor. The best part of this recipe is that you can whip up a batch in no time. Perfect for holiday parties, family gatherings,or game day snacks. #AppetizerRecipes #SweetHeatRecipes #SpicyAppetizers #HomemadeJelly #CreamcheeseDips #JellyRecipe #HolidayAppetizers #PartyAppetizerRecipeSpoon the apricot preserves into the pepper mixture. Stir thoroughly until everything is melted and combined.

This quick & easy hot pepper jelly recipe will be the hit of the party. A little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Serve it over cream cheese or on crackers for a simple appetizer that is packed with tons of flavor. The best part of this recipe is that you can whip up a batch in no time. Perfect for holiday parties, family gatherings,or game day snacks. #AppetizerRecipes #SweetHeatRecipes #SpicyAppetizers #HomemadeJelly #CreamcheeseDips #JellyRecipe #HolidayAppetizers #PartyAppetizerRecipeDivide your hot pepper jelly into clean mason jars. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes just over 2 cups. 

Substitutions:

  • If you are a fan of orange, try this jelly with orange marmalade instead of apricot preserves.
  • You can use any hot peppers you like. Just remember, if you leave in the seeds and the ribs of the pepper it will be spicier than if you remove them. 
  • Substitute 1/4 cup diced scallions for the green onions if needed.
  • White sugar can be substituted for the brown sugar.

This quick & easy hot pepper jelly recipe will be the hit of the party. A little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Serve it over cream cheese or on crackers for a simple appetizer that is packed with tons of flavor. The best part of this recipe is that you can whip up a batch in no time. Perfect for holiday parties, family gatherings,or game day snacks. #AppetizerRecipes #SweetHeatRecipes #SpicyAppetizers #HomemadeJelly #CreamcheeseDips #JellyRecipe #HolidayAppetizers #PartyAppetizerRecipe

I have given this Hot Pepper Jelly many times as a gift. Add a festive square of fabric between the mason jar lid, attach a cute gift tag to the jar and you have the perfect personalized gift. Not to mention it tastes like you spent all day in the kitchen preparing this jelly. This secret can stay between us. 

Quick And Easy Hot Pepper Jelly Recipe
 
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Quick & Easy Hot Pepper Jelly. The perfect appetizer for your next party or holiday get together. A little sweet and a little heat paired just right together.
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Spicy
Serves: 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 Jalapeno Peppers - diced small (For less heat, remove the seeds and the ribs from inside the pepper)
  • 1 Cup Diced Bell Peppers - I used red and yellow for color - Use whatever you have on hand.
  • 1 Clove of Garlic - Minced
  • 2 Green Onions - sliced thin
  • 2 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 16 ounce Jar Apricot Preserves
Instructions
  1. In a deep skillet on medium heat, heat up the olive oil.
  2. Add the peppers to the olive oil, saute until they are tender 3 - 5 minutes
  3. Add the garlic and green onions to the cooked pepper mixture. saute for a minute or two. Don't let the garlic burn, this will give it a bitter taste.
  4. Add the vinegar and brown sugar, cook for another minute or two.
  5. Spoon the apricot preserves into the pepper mixture. Stir thoroughly until everything is melted and combined.
  6. Divide your hot pepper jelly into clean mason jars. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes just over 2 cups.

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This quick & easy hot pepper jelly recipe will be the hit of the party. A little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Serve it over cream cheese or on crackers for a simple appetizer that is packed with tons of flavor. The best part of this recipe is that you can whip up a batch in no time. Perfect for holiday parties, family gatherings,or game day snacks. #AppetizerRecipes #SweetHeatRecipes #SpicyAppetizers #HomemadeJelly #CreamcheeseDips #JellyRecipe #HolidayAppetizers #PartyAppetizerRecipe

 

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