Posted On December 23, 2010

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Use green peppers and green food colouring for green jelly, red peppers and red food colouring for red jelly. Serve on cream cheese and crackers, or as an accompaniment to chicken, pork, or lamb. For a festive look, add 1/2 cup (125 mL) of diced red or green pepper (depending on the colour of the jelly) and call it confetti jelly.( I actually never add food colouring as I think the colour is good on its own.)

1 cup green or red peppers seed and chopped

1/4 cup fresh jalapeño pepper OR 1/4 cup canned jalapeño pepper

1  1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

6 cups sugar

1 bottle Certo liquid fruit pectin

8 or 9 drops red or green food colouring

1. Into the bowl of a food processor (metal blade) or blender add green or red peppers and jalapeno peppers with 1/2 cup of vinegar. Blend until smooth.

2. Pour the mixture into a 4- or 6-quart (1-L) saucepan. Rinse the processor bowl with the remaining vinegar and add it to the peppers. Stir in the sugar. Bring the mixture to a full, rolling boil, and boil hard for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes.

3. Skim off the foam. Add the Certo and the food colouring. Stir until blended. Pour into jars and refrigerate. (Makes approximately 6 cups (1 1/2 L).