The canning and jarring season is upon us and we are jumping in with both feet.  I have not gotten to my Wilderness Pepper Jelly yet, but it is coming soon.  I felt this recipe is definitely worth sharing and I wish I had some pictures to tantalize your taste buds.  My husband wasn’t sure what to think the 1st time I made the Wilderness Pepper Jelly.

I enjoyed having my Wilderness Pepper Jelly on a bagel or toast with cream cheese.  He tried it and definitely liked it, but it became so much more in our home.  It was used as jelly, as a condiment or topping for our elk and venison, it was added to the frying pan while cooking up our meats, added to our chilly to add a little heat and so much more…

The Wilderness Pepper Jelly can be made to your preferred heat and does not even have to be hot.  A mild Wilderness Pepper Jelly is still very tasty on many things and if you have never tried it, it is a must try.   Blessings…

Trayer Wilderness Hot Pepper Jelly
Recipe Type: jelly, condiment, sauce
Author: Tammy Trayer
Not just jelly…. Use with all your meats for an amazing flavor booster….
  • 4 cups of prepared peppers (about 2 med red bell peppers, 2 med green bell peppers and 2 med yellow peppers)
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 5 cups of sugar
  • 1 box of fruit pectin (either Ball or SureJell)
  • We add 4 to 6 habanero peppers & 4 jalapeno peppers as well to our mixture.
  1. Stem and halve peppers, discarding seeds. (Be sure to wear gloves if you are working with hot peppers) Finely chop. Add vinegar to prepared peppers in an 8 quart saucepan, gradually stir in the fruit pectin. Add up to 1/2 tsp of butter or margarine to reduce foaming, if desired. Bring mixture to a full rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, over high heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Add entire measure of sugar, stirring to dissolve. Return mixture to a full rolling boil. Boil hard 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary.
  3. Ladle hot jelly into hot jars, one at a time, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Clean rim and threads of jars using a clean, damp cloth to remove any residue. Add hot, dried lids to the jar. Apply bands and twist tight.
  4. Enjoy…