Pepper Jelly Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Moderate

Time: 20 MINUTES

2 ratings


  • 3/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 6 (1/2 pint) canning jars and lids
  • 1/4 cup chopped jalapeños, or serrano pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 6 cups sugar
  • 4 oz pectin
  • 4 drops green food coloring


Process bell pepper and hot pepper in a food processor until finely minced. Combine pepper mixture, vinegar, and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a rolling boil. Remove from heat and add pectin and food coloring. Pour into sterilized jars and seal*. Makes 6 (1/2-pint) jars.

*Cook's Note: Follow USDA guidelines for proper sterilization and canning procedures.

Pepper Jelly


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2 Reviews

Sarah 2/17/2017
I have made this

I have made this recipe many times and love it. Nice to give for gifts as well.

Sarah 9/16/2015
The first time I

The first time I made this jelly recipe was in 2010. It was my first experience making jelly and I make it often and sometimes give it to friends and it is greatly appreciated.

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