|Hot Pepper Jelly with Cream Cheese|
You just mix together sugar, apple cider vinegar and finely chopped peppers in a pot, ontop of the stove. Then you let it boil until it reduces in half (about 25 minutes) and pour it into a jar. Place it in the fridge. When it chills it becomes thick. That's it! How easy is that?
This tastes just like the hot pepper jelly I would buy in stores. But this is much less expensive to make than to buy. It cost me less than $4 to make 12 ounces. That's 1/3 the price of store bought!
I love to eat it with cream cheese and crackers. This jelly can also be used with chicken and pork recipes for sweet and sour dishes.
The important step in making this recipe is to make sure to reduce the liquid by at least half or else you won't have a nice thick jelly. Here is a video link to show you an easy way to reduce liquids when cooking **Click Here** I used a wooden spoon handle as a guide because I didn't have popsicle sticks. I wrapped a rubber band around the handle at the liquid line, so that I could keep track of how much the liquid reduced. Worked great!