>Autumn Wedding Favors – Hot Pepper Jelly



I made this for family and friends one Christmas and was so surprised at how well received it was.  I recommended that they serve it over softened cream cheese with crackers.  I had people asking for this recipe for months.


  • 2 1/2 cups finely chopped red bell peppers 
  • 1 1/4 cups finely chopped green bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped jalapeno peppers
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 (1.75 ounce) package powdered pectin (available at your local super store)
  • 5 cups white sugar

  • I use a blender instead of “finely chopping” and they turned out just as pretty and tasty.


  1. Sterilize 12 (4 ounce) or 6 (8 ounce) canning jelly jars and lids (available at your local super store and amazon.com) according to manufacturer’s instructions. Heat water in a hot water canner (or just use a large stock pot).
  2. Place red bell peppers, green bell peppers, and jalapeno peppers in a large saucepan over high heat. Mix in vinegar and fruit pectin. Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a full rolling boil. Quickly stir in sugar. Return to full rolling boil, and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and skim off any foam.
  3. Quickly ladle jelly into sterile jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the tops. Cover with flat lids, and screw on bands tightly.
  4. Place jars in rack, and slowly lower jars into canner (large stock pot). The water should cover the jars completely, and should be hot but not boiling. Bring water to a boil, and process (boil) for 5 minutes.

Nutritional Information 

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 88 | Total Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg

To make this a wedding favor:

You will need colored yarn/twine/raffia/string.
Light weight fabric that coordinates with your wedding colors cut into 4×4 inch squares.
Card stock cut into tags.
Initial stamps.
Hole punch.

After jars are completely cool (12-24 hours)  remove the metal ring that screws onto the top of the jar.  Center the fabric on top of the lid and screw the ring back on.  The fabric should be tight across the lid.

Stamp your initials onto the pre-punched paper tags and thread onto your yarn/twine/raffia/string.

Tie the raffia around the jar ring and make a bow.

Voila!  A autumn themed food favor.

Posted on September 20, 2010, in Autumn, DIY, Favor, Food. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. >oh my goodness!!!! i was about to go looking (i had no idea where) for exactly this recipe to solve my overabundant pepper 'problem'. i'm so glad i finally made it over to check this out this morning. thank you so much, krissy! i can't wait to try it!and if my peppers are as abundant next year as they were this, it just might be my fall wedding favor!

  2. >What a great recipe!! I am going to try it! You know, down in New Orleans we used to put pepper jelly over duck- absolutely divine!!!

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