Since we’re all spending more time at home this season, why not try something new and do some canning with your kids? We love the idea of preparing treats to give as presents for the holidays and this yummy tested-and-true red pepper jelly recipe from Nat at is sure to be a hit!


  • 2 red peppers, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • ½ cup cider vinegar
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 2 pouches (170 ml) of liquid pectin
  • Canning materials


  1. Follow usual canning process to prepare jars.
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  2. In a blender or food processor, puree peppers and vinegar until smooth.
  3. In a large, deep pot combine pepper puree and sugar. Bring to a boil over high heat (be sure to use a deep pot as it will bubble up significantly as it cooks) and continue a boil for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Stir in pectin and boil hard, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Remove from heat and quickly skim off any thick foam.
  5. Pour into prepared jars and continue usual canning process.

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