Gourmand gifts: Red Pepper Jelly.

Last year I wanted to make something edible and homemade, so I tried my own Red Pepper Jelly. It was a huge hit and super easy so I made it again this year.
Last year I used red pepper flakes like the recipe says, but this year I happened to have some Thai chillies leftover from a Vietnamese salad attempt so I threw them in instead.
I recommend a food processor for chopping up the peppers–super easy and fast.
Don’t be intimidated by canning! It’s so easy… just make sure to read the instructional packet included with the pectin.
But basically you cook the peppers with vinegar. And while you’re doing that you can clean your jars.
Then drop your jars into boiling water to make sure they’re squeaky clean and safe.
Don’t you love our fifties stovetop?! After the peppers, vinegar and sugar are all cooked up… pour it into your jars and seal ’em up! I made little labels, too and added a coordinating Christmasy knife to make it acomplete gift!

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5 responses to “Gourmand gifts: Red Pepper Jelly.

  1. Love! And the pepper jelly was a big hit over here! It’s wonderful over goat cheese.
    Where/how did you get/do your labels?

  2. This stuff is so good.

  3. Oh, I am SO missing your red pepper jelly now!!!

  4. I’m sure it’s delicious but right now I’m just loving those bright red peppers. They are so gorgeous when photographed. They are quite complementary of your header 🙂 Oh, and I just noticed the rolling pins! LOVE!!

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