Jam recipes
Apricot-Red Pepper Jelly
1 package chopped dried apricots - (6 oz)
3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh red chiles or red jalapeños
2 1/2 cups cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups water
1 box Sure-Jell dry pectin - (1 3/4 to 2 oz)
6 cups sugar

Process apricots, bell pepper, and chile peppers with 1 3/4 cups of vinegar in a blender or food processor until finely ground. Pour mixture into a large saucepan along with the water and remaining (3/4 cup) vinegar. Stir in pectin, bring to full boil while stirring. Add sugar, and return to boil still stirring. Boil for 1 minute.

Remove from heat and skim off foam. Ladle hot jelly into hot sterilized jars, leaving 1/2-inch head space. Wipe jar rims and threads clean, top with hot lids and screw bands on firmly. Process in boiling water bath for 5 minutes.

This recipe yields about 6 half-pints.

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