Daily Archives: September 4, 2017

Habanero pepper jelly

Whilst stocking up Friday at Rogers Produce, I saw a quart basket of habanero peppers.

And I bought them.

And then I had to determine what to do with them.

Why not Habanero Pepper Jelly?

And thus it was that I spent an hour Sunday evening making jelly.  We shall sample tonight as I have nearly a dozen Webster University students here for a Labor Day barbecue.  The appetizer: red pepper jelly and cream cheese on wheat crackers.

As I write this on Sunday evening, I’m hearing the lids ping to let me know they are sealed.  That’s music to a canning-chef’s ears!

The recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/170998/habanero-pepper-jelly/ 

Oh . . . and a reminder: even if you are wearing latex gloves whilst seeding the habaneros, you should still wash your hands and scrub in soapy water before you touch your nose.  Lesson learned.