1 c. red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 c. jalapeno peppers, chopped
5 c. white sugar
1 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
6 fl. oz. liquid pectin
8 oz. block of cream cheese, room temperature
crackers of your choice
Add the chopped bell pepper and jalapeno peppers to a food processor. Mince.
In a large pot over high heat, combine the peppers, sugar, and vinegar. Bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
Stirring constantly, add in the pectin and let mixture continue to cool for 2 more minutes. Now stir for 1 minute.
Pour into a durable tupperware container. Store overnight in the fridge.
When ready to serve, put the block of soft cream cheese on a plate. Scoop 1/4 of the jelly onto and around the cream cheese block. Serve with your favorite crackers. I think Club Crackers work well.
Save the rest of the jelly for another day. Keep it refrigerated. This doesn't always have to be served with cream cheese, but it does make a delicious starter. We'll be making this again and again.
Here's a link to the recipe I used: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/19137/red-and-green-christmas-jalapeno-jelly/?internalSource=recipe%20hub&referringId=1961&referringContentType=recipe%20hubChristmas Jalapeno Jelly