Mom's Red Pepper Jam

Mom's Red Pepper Jam

Photo: Roberto Caruso

This red pepper jam makes a great present, and is easy to make with the kids.


  • 12 large red sweet peppers, cored and seeded

  • 2 small hot red peppers

  • 3 cups granulated sugar

  • 2 cups white vinegar

  • 1 tbap salt


  • Mince sweet and hot red peppers by pulsing in a food processor. Put minced peppers in a large pot and cover with boiling water; let stand for 15 min. Drain well and return to pot.

  • Add sugar, vinegar and salt; bring to a boil. Boil until thick, 1 to 1 1/2 hrs. Cool completely. Prepare half-pint (250 mL) jars by washing at hottest temperature in dishwasher. Dry well and keep jars upside down on a clean tray until ready to use.

  • Using a preserving funnel, pour jam into jars. Place rubber-ringed flat tops and screw bands on jars. Boil in a boiling water canner. Cool, check seals and label.

Makes: 6 Half-Pint Jars

Recipe from Dish Entertains and In My Mother's Kitchen by Trish Magwood. Published by Harper Collins Publishers.

This article was originally published on Jan 06, 2014