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  1. #1
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    I just finished making a second batch of hot red pepper jelly. Due to
    bad planning, running out of white sugar and not finding the right
    peppers, I guess it is serendipity that the the stuff turned out to be
    the best ever. The recipe called for 2 large bell pepper, 4 medium hot
    peppers, 6 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar and one packet
    of Certo.


    I could not find the usual hot peppers so I used a quart of local cherry
    peppers, removing seeds and membranes. Since I ran out of white sugar on
    the first batch and had added a bit of light brown, and it had turned
    out so well, I did that with with second batch.

    Due to problems with thickening and not wanting to boil off the vinegar,
    which evaporates faster than water, I cooked the pureed peppers and
    sugar for awhile to get rid of excess moisture before adding the cider
    vinegar.

    This is the nicest tasting hot red pepper I have ever made, and much
    better than any store bought. Since I know that I cannot count on
    those peppers at any other time of the year I thought it appropriate to
    make the second batch.


  2. #2
    John John Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:29:50 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >I just finished making a second batch of hot red pepper jelly. Due to
    >bad planning, running out of white sugar and not finding the right
    >peppers, I guess it is serendipity that the the stuff turned out to be
    >the best ever. The recipe called for 2 large bell pepper, 4 medium hot
    >peppers, 6 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar and one packet
    >of Certo.


    6.5 cups of sugar? Does it really matter what else you add?

    John

  3. #3
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    On 21/09/2012 6:42 PM, John John wrote:
    > On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:29:50 -0400, Dave Smith
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I just finished making a second batch of hot red pepper jelly. Due to
    >> bad planning, running out of white sugar and not finding the right
    >> peppers, I guess it is serendipity that the the stuff turned out to be
    >> the best ever. The recipe called for 2 large bell pepper, 4 medium hot
    >> peppers, 6 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar and one packet
    >> of Certo.

    >
    > 6.5 cups of sugar? Does it really matter what else you add?



    That's pretty much the norm for a batch of jelly since it needs sugar to
    set up. The sweetness in balanced out by the acid in the vinegar.


  4. #4
    John John Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:19:44 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 21/09/2012 6:42 PM, John John wrote:
    >> On Fri, 21 Sep 2012 18:29:50 -0400, Dave Smith
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I just finished making a second batch of hot red pepper jelly. Due to
    >>> bad planning, running out of white sugar and not finding the right
    >>> peppers, I guess it is serendipity that the the stuff turned out to be
    >>> the best ever. The recipe called for 2 large bell pepper, 4 medium hot
    >>> peppers, 6 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar and one packet
    >>> of Certo.

    >>
    >> 6.5 cups of sugar? Does it really matter what else you add?

    >
    >
    >That's pretty much the norm for a batch of jelly since it needs sugar to
    >set up. The sweetness in balanced out by the acid in the vinegar.


    Yes, I guess jellies consist largely of sugar.

    John

  5. #5
    Tara Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    With what do you eat your red pepper jelly? Someone always brings the
    cream cheese topped with hot pepper jelly to school potlucks around
    here. It's addicting.

    Tara



  6. #6
    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    On Sep 21, 3:30*pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > I just finished making a second batch of hot red pepper jelly. Due to
    > bad planning, running out of white sugar and not finding the right
    > peppers, I guess it is serendipity that the the stuff turned out to be
    > the best ever. *The recipe called for 2 large bell pepper, 4 medium hot
    > peppers, 6 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar and one packet
    > of Certo.
    >
    > I could not find the usual hot peppers so I used a quart of local cherry
    > peppers, removing seeds and membranes. Since I ran out of white sugar on
    > the first batch and had added a bit of light brown, and it had turned
    > out so well, I did that with with second batch.
    >
    > Due to problems with thickening and not wanting to boil off the vinegar,
    > which evaporates faster than water, *I cooked the pureed peppers and
    > sugar for *awhile to get rid of excess moisture before adding the cider
    > vinegar.
    >
    > This is the nicest tasting hot red pepper I have ever made, and much
    > better than any store bought. * Since I know that I cannot count on
    > those peppers at any other time of the year I thought it appropriate to
    > make the second batch.


    I'll send you my address so you can send me some !!!!

  7. #7
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    On 21/09/2012 8:49 PM, Tara wrote:
    > With what do you eat your red pepper jelly? Someone always brings the
    > cream cheese topped with hot pepper jelly to school potlucks around
    > here. It's addicting.
    >
    >


    Crackers and cream cheese topped with the red pepper jelly.


  8. #8
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    On 21/09/2012 11:06 PM, Mark Thorson wrote:
    > Dave Smith wrote:
    >>
    >> On 21/09/2012 8:49 PM, Tara wrote:
    >>> With what do you eat your red pepper jelly? Someone always brings the
    >>> cream cheese topped with hot pepper jelly to school potlucks around
    >>> here. It's addicting.

    >>
    >> Crackers and cream cheese topped with the red pepper jelly.

    >
    > You know you're not supposed to eat
    > cream cheese, right?
    >
    > Kraft Fat-Free Philadelphia Cream Cheese is
    > an amazing substitute for the real thing.
    > At least, it was when I last bought it,
    > which was years ago. I hope they didn't
    > screw it up since then.
    >

    Yep. I know I am not supposed to eat the real stuff, so we use the fat
    free stuff. It's better than no cream cheese at all. I also have to eat
    the low fat low sodium crackers
    ;-)
    FWIW.... I saw my doctor last week. My cholesterol levels are good,
    blood pressure is down. I no longer have to take medication for that.
    My one hour bicycle rides every morning are helping there.

  9. #9
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    > On 21/09/2012 8:49 PM, Tara wrote:
    > > With what do you eat your red pepper jelly? Someone always brings the
    > > cream cheese topped with hot pepper jelly to school potlucks around
    > > here. It's addicting.

    >
    > Crackers and cream cheese topped with the red pepper jelly.


    You know you're not supposed to eat
    cream cheese, right?

    Kraft Fat-Free Philadelphia Cream Cheese is
    an amazing substitute for the real thing.
    At least, it was when I last bought it,
    which was years ago. I hope they didn't
    screw it up since then.

  10. #10
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    On 21/09/2012 9:40 PM, ImStillMags wrote:
    > On Sep 21, 3:30 pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    >> I just finished making a second batch of hot red pepper jelly. Due to
    >> bad planning, running out of white sugar and not finding the right
    >> peppers, I guess it is serendipity that the the stuff turned out to be
    >> the best ever. The recipe called for 2 large bell pepper, 4 medium hot
    >> peppers, 6 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar and one packet
    >> of Certo.
    >>
    >> I could not find the usual hot peppers so I used a quart of local cherry
    >> peppers, removing seeds and membranes. Since I ran out of white sugar on
    >> the first batch and had added a bit of light brown, and it had turned
    >> out so well, I did that with with second batch.
    >>
    >> Due to problems with thickening and not wanting to boil off the vinegar,
    >> which evaporates faster than water, I cooked the pureed peppers and
    >> sugar for awhile to get rid of excess moisture before adding the cider
    >> vinegar.
    >>
    >> This is the nicest tasting hot red pepper I have ever made, and much
    >> better than any store bought. Since I know that I cannot count on
    >> those peppers at any other time of the year I thought it appropriate to
    >> make the second batch.

    >
    > I'll send you my address so you can send me some !!!!
    >



    I can do even better. I can give you the recipe.


  11. #11
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    Dave Smith wrote:
    >ImStillMags wrote:
    >>Dave Smith wrote:
    >>>
    >>> I just finished making a second batch of hot red pepper jelly. Due to
    >>> bad planning, running out of white sugar and not finding the right
    >>> peppers, I guess it is serendipity that the the stuff turned out to be
    >>> the best ever. The recipe called for 2 large bell pepper, 4 medium hot
    >>> peppers, 6 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar and one packet
    >>> of Certo.
    >>>
    >>> I could not find the usual hot peppers so I used a quart of local cherry
    >>> peppers, removing seeds and membranes. Since I ran out of white sugar on
    >>> the first batch and had added a bit of light brown, and it had turned
    >>> out so well, I did that with with second batch.
    >>>
    >>> Due to problems with thickening and not wanting to boil off the vinegar,
    >>> which evaporates faster than water, I cooked the pureed peppers and
    >>> sugar for awhile to get rid of excess moisture before adding the cider
    >>> vinegar.
    >>>
    >>> This is the nicest tasting hot red pepper I have ever made, and much
    >>> better than any store bought. Since I know that I cannot count on
    >>> those peppers at any other time of the year I thought it appropriate to
    >>> make the second batch.

    >>
    >> I'll send you my address so you can send me some !!!!

    >
    >
    >I can do even better. I can give you the recipe.


    What a sport! A cop-out response from one who obviously didn't make
    any pepper jelly... I'm sure ImStillMags is quite capable of searching
    for recipes on the net, where she'll find hundreds if not thousands.

    I just searched <pepper jelly recipe>...
    "About 1,820,000 results" LOL-LOL
    This one looks fine:
    http://www.nolacuisine.com/2008/10/0...-jelly-recipe/

    ImStillMags, had I made pepper jelly and you asked I'd be honored, I'd
    have a jar in the mail to you first thing Monday morning. Today I
    prepared a huge garden salad, I don't think it would ship well but if
    you'd like you're welcome to join me for dinner, I'mStillMags. It
    would never occur to me to insult you by offering the recipe for
    something I'm sure you can prepare all on your own. The tomatoes are
    from my garden, the rest is from the local market. The Pasta is
    Barilla "tri color fiori", one of my favorite salad pastas. I toss it
    all with the juice of a fresh lime, so it keeps fresh for several
    days. As you can plainly see I made plenty:
    http://i48.tinypic.com/ftfslj.jpg

  12. #12
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    On 22/09/2012 3:16 PM, Mark Thorson wrote:
    > Dave Smith wrote:
    >>
    >> Yep. I know I am not supposed to eat the real stuff, so we use the fat
    >> free stuff. It's better than no cream cheese at all. I also have to eat
    >> the low fat low sodium crackers
    >> ;-)

    >
    > The Kraft fat-free version is so close to
    > the real thing that whoever invented it
    > should get the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
    > I would not have thought it possible to
    > make such a product.


    I was going to say that I get Philadelhia, but I just checked the fridge
    and that is labelled Kraft. However, this stuff is low fat not fat
    free. To be honest, can't tell the difference between it and the no
    name stuff that usually sells for considerably left. A lot of those no
    name products are made by the same dairies and simply labelled with the
    no name, and skimp on the cardboard wrapper.


    ,
    >> FWIW.... I saw my doctor last week. My cholesterol levels are good,
    >> blood pressure is down. I no longer have to take medication for that.
    >> My one hour bicycle rides every morning are helping there.

    >
    > Good for you. Physical exercise is definitely
    > an important part of cardiovascular health.
    > At the end of this year, it will have been
    > 10 years since I got my first elliptical machine
    > and began seriously exercising. It made a
    > huge difference in my health. I shudder to
    > think just how bad I was -- never again.
    > I was fortunate to decide to become healthy
    > before it became too late.


    I hate to imagine what would have happened to me had I not been getting
    lots of regular exercise. I had taken an early retirement and set goal
    of losing 5 pounds a year through exercise. I was pretty much on target
    there, thanks to regular bike riding and/or cycling, and 3-4 workouts
    per week at the gym.

    When my problem first started it was strange. I didn't think that it was
    angina because I thought that was supposed to be painful. I can't say
    that what I felt was painful, though there was definitely something
    amiss. I only suspected angina because as it got more noticeable it
    seemed to travel down my left arm.

    The odd thing was that it went away so quickly. There were times when I
    was out cycling that it started up and all I had to do to make it go
    away was to slow down. I didn't have to stop. I started noticing it
    while walking the dog. We have a two mile circuit through the woods
    behind our house. I would have to stop at the end of our property, about
    150 yards deep, and again after another 100 yards or so, but after about
    a 500 yards I could complete the circuit without any more incidents.

    As it turned out, the angiogram revealed a complete blockage of my left
    main coronary artery. It things had gone smoothly, I would have just had
    a stent and everything would have been fine. I am keeping up this
    regime because I don't ever want to go through heart surgery again. It
    knocked me on my ass for months.






  13. #13
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    > Yep. I know I am not supposed to eat the real stuff, so we use the fat
    > free stuff. It's better than no cream cheese at all. I also have to eat
    > the low fat low sodium crackers
    > ;-)


    The Kraft fat-free version is so close to
    the real thing that whoever invented it
    should get the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
    I would not have thought it possible to
    make such a product.

    > FWIW.... I saw my doctor last week. My cholesterol levels are good,
    > blood pressure is down. I no longer have to take medication for that.
    > My one hour bicycle rides every morning are helping there.


    Good for you. Physical exercise is definitely
    an important part of cardiovascular health.
    At the end of this year, it will have been
    10 years since I got my first elliptical machine
    and began seriously exercising. It made a
    huge difference in my health. I shudder to
    think just how bad I was -- never again.
    I was fortunate to decide to become healthy
    before it became too late.

  14. #14
    Whirled Peas Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    On 09/21/2012 03:29 PM, Dave Smith wrote:
    .. . .
    > Due to problems with thickening and not wanting to boil off the vinegar,
    > which evaporates faster than water, I cooked the pureed peppers and
    > sugar for awhile to get rid of excess moisture before adding the cider
    > vinegar.

    .. . .

    I've seen this claim that vinegar evaporates faster than water on this
    NG before. I have a hard time believing it. Vinegar is about 5% acetic
    acid and the rest is water. Maybe some very tiny amounts of flavor and
    aroma compounds in cider vinegar, but none in white vinegar. The boiling
    point of acetic acid is 244 degrees F and the boiling point of water is
    212 degrees F. When you boil vinegar, the temperature rises to about 213
    degrees and stays there until all the water is driven off. At that
    point, the temperature rises rapidly until it reaches the boiling point
    of acetic acid, since that's the only thing left.

    A similar thing occurs when you distill alcohol from a fermented mash,
    except that the alcohol has a lower boiling point than water, so when
    the temperature starts to rise rapidly, the distillers know it's time to
    stop because there's no more alcohol left.

  15. #15
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    On 22/09/2012 3:51 PM, Whirled Peas wrote:
    > On 09/21/2012 03:29 PM, Dave Smith wrote:
    > . . .
    >> Due to problems with thickening and not wanting to boil off the vinegar,
    >> which evaporates faster than water, I cooked the pureed peppers and
    >> sugar for awhile to get rid of excess moisture before adding the cider
    >> vinegar.

    > . . .
    >
    > I've seen this claim that vinegar evaporates faster than water on this
    > NG before. I have a hard time believing it. Vinegar is about 5% acetic
    > acid and the rest is water. Maybe some very tiny amounts of flavor and
    > aroma compounds in cider vinegar, but none in white vinegar. The boiling
    > point of acetic acid is 244 degrees F and the boiling point of water is
    > 212 degrees F. When you boil vinegar, the temperature rises to about 213
    > degrees and stays there until all the water is driven off. At that
    > point, the temperature rises rapidly until it reaches the boiling point
    > of acetic acid, since that's the only thing left.



    I stand partially corrected. It turns out that the boiling temperature
    of acetic acid is higher than water, but vinegar is diluted so much that
    the resulting solution has a lower boiling point. Then there is the
    addition of all that sugar, so the boiling point is increased. At any
    rate, there is a balance of flavour with the peppers, the sugar and the
    vinegar, and I wanted to get rid of as much excess water from the mash
    as possible before adding the vinegar to get its flavour and acid bite.
    I am not a scientist, but I can tell you that it tasted like it worked.
    The jelly set nicely and it tastes great.



    >
    > A similar thing occurs when you distill alcohol from a fermented mash,
    > except that the alcohol has a lower boiling point than water, so when
    > the temperature starts to rise rapidly, the distillers know it's time to
    > stop because there's no more alcohol left.






  16. #16
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    On 22/09/2012 12:50 PM, Brooklyn1 wrote:

    >>>> This is the nicest tasting hot red pepper I have ever made, and much
    >>>> better than any store bought. Since I know that I cannot count on
    >>>> those peppers at any other time of the year I thought it appropriate to
    >>>> make the second batch.
    >>>
    >>> I'll send you my address so you can send me some !!!!

    >>
    >>
    >> I can do even better. I can give you the recipe.

    >
    > What a sport! A cop-out response from one who obviously didn't make
    > any pepper jelly...



    I think is is commonly accepted here that the reason that you are so
    quick to accuse others of lying is that you do it so often yourself.


    > I'm sure ImStillMags is quite capable of searching
    > for recipes on the net, where she'll find hundreds if not thousands.


    Oh yeah. No one here has ever joked about wanting something sent to
    them. Surely you are not so desperate for attention that you would take
    a request like that seriously

    >
    > ImStillMags, had I made pepper jelly and you asked I'd be honored, I'd
    > have a jar in the mail to you first thing Monday morning.


    In that case, find a recipe, make some and send it to her.




  17. #17
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    Dave Smith wrote:
    >
    > When my problem first started it was strange. I didn't think that it was
    > angina because I thought that was supposed to be painful. I can't say
    > that what I felt was painful, though there was definitely something
    > amiss. I only suspected angina because as it got more noticeable it
    > seemed to travel down my left arm.


    I don't expect to have heart problems,
    because I've been on a low saturated fat diet
    since I was a teenager. On the other hand,
    I've also been a hypochondriac since I was
    a teenager, so I'll be hypervigilant about
    any pain that involves my left arm. Because
    I'm left-handed, that could happen a lot. :-)

  18. #18
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly

    On 22/09/2012 9:29 PM, Mark Thorson wrote:
    > Dave Smith wrote:
    >>
    >> When my problem first started it was strange. I didn't think that it was
    >> angina because I thought that was supposed to be painful. I can't say
    >> that what I felt was painful, though there was definitely something
    >> amiss. I only suspected angina because as it got more noticeable it
    >> seemed to travel down my left arm.

    >
    > I don't expect to have heart problems,
    > because I've been on a low saturated fat diet
    > since I was a teenager. On the other hand,
    > I've also been a hypochondriac since I was
    > a teenager, so I'll be hypervigilant about
    > any pain that involves my left arm. Because
    > I'm left-handed, that could happen a lot. :-)
    >


    Unfortunately, there seems to be a genetic predisposition to coronary
    problems and clogged arteries. My father in law ate a lot of fatty
    foods. He had eggs every morning, and toast with butter and lots of
    honey. He went to his clubs or restaurants for lunch, so he probably had
    high fat and high salt foods. He lived to be almost 95. My
    grandmothers both had high fat diets and lived long lives, one to 95 and
    the other two weeks short of 100. Unfortunately, there were other
    family members who did have coronary problems.


  19. #19
    marierogen Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly


    'Dave Smith[_1_ Wrote:
    > ;1772525']I just finished making a second batch of hot red pepper jelly.
    > Due to
    > bad planning, running out of white sugar and not finding the right
    > peppers, I guess it is serendipity that the the stuff turned out to be
    > the best ever. The recipe called for 2 large bell pepper, 4 medium hot
    >
    > peppers, 6 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar and one packet
    >
    > of Certo.
    >
    >
    > I could not find the usual hot peppers so I used a quart of local cherry
    >
    > peppers, removing seeds and membranes. Since I ran out of white sugar on
    >
    > the first batch and had added a bit of light brown, and it had turned
    > out so well, I did that with with second batch.
    >
    > Due to problems with thickening and not wanting to boil off the vinegar,
    >
    > which evaporates faster than water, I cooked the pureed peppers and
    > sugar for awhile to get rid of excess moisture before adding the cider
    >
    > vinegar.
    >
    > This is the nicest tasting hot red pepper I have ever made, and much
    > better than any store bought. Since I know that I cannot count on
    > those peppers at any other time of the year I thought it appropriate to
    >
    > make the second batch.



    hey..Please add the sugar and you can also add some coconut powder.it
    makes more tasty and sweet ,Then anyone can easily eat this recipe.




    --
    marierogen

  20. #20
    marierogen Guest

    Default Re: Hot Red Pepper Jelly


    'Dave Smith[_1_ Wrote:
    > ;1772525']I just finished making a second batch of hot red pepper jelly.
    > Due to
    > bad planning, running out of white sugar and not finding the right
    > peppers, I guess it is serendipity that the the stuff turned out to be
    > the best ever. The recipe called for 2 large bell pepper, 4 medium hot
    >
    > peppers, 6 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar and one packet
    >
    > of Certo.
    >
    >
    > I could not find the usual hot peppers so I used a quart of local cherry
    >
    > peppers, removing seeds and membranes. Since I ran out of white sugar on
    >
    > the first batch and had added a bit of light brown, and it had turned
    > out so well, I did that with with second batch.
    >
    > Due to problems with thickening and not wanting to boil off the vinegar,
    >
    > which evaporates faster than water, I cooked the pureed peppers and
    > sugar for awhile to get rid of excess moisture before adding the cider
    >
    > vinegar.
    >
    > This is the nicest tasting hot red pepper I have ever made, and much
    > better than any store bought. Since I know that I cannot count on
    > those peppers at any other time of the year I thought it appropriate to
    >
    > make the second batch.



    hey..Please add the sugar and you can also add some coconut powder.it
    makes more tasty and sweet ,Then anyone can easily eat this recipe.




    --
    marierogen

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