August 23, 2022 4 min read
A while back, we posted a blog about some of our favorite pepper jelly-glazed chicken recipes. Much to our surprise, a lot of fans of Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly ended up sharing it on social media, and we received a number of kind emails telling us how much they enjoyed our meal ideas.
Since you all seemed to enjoy that post so much, we decided to share a few more pepper jelly glaze recipes with you. This time, though, we’re not limiting ourselves to baked chicken wings with pepper jelly glaze. In fact, we decided to think outside the box a little bit.
Below, you’ll find recipes for three very different and very unique pepper jelly-glazed dishes, including a coffee-infused pepper jelly glaze for ham, bacon-wrapped pepper jelly-glazed shrimp, and even pepper jelly-glazed carrots that make for an excellent, healthy side dish.
Feeling adventurous? Order your favorite flavor Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly now and give these one-of-a-kind recipes a try!
If you’ve never tried glazing anything before, don’t be intimidated. In truth, making a pepper jelly glaze is incredibly easy, and usually requires mixing mostly liquid ingredients together in a bowl, then using that mixture to coat the dish you’re cooking.
In most cases, the most important thing to remember is to make enough glaze to coat the dish multiple times as it cooks. When your food is done, you might want to brush it one last time just for an extra boost of flavor and moisture.
Pepper jelly isn’t just great for entrees, it’s also a flavorful way of spicing up humdrum side dishes. In the Jones household, one of our favorite sides is pepper jelly glazed carrots; it’s a great way to get your kids to eat their veggies. If you really want to turn up the heat, try making a hot pepper jelly glaze using our super-spicy Habanero Pepper Jelly!
Nothing wakes you up better than a cup of hot, fresh coffee, so there’s no reason to sleep on this pepper jelly glaze recipe. The slight bitterness of coffee offers an outstanding contrast to the subtle sweetness of our Traditional Pepper Jelly or even the fruity heat of our Cranberry Habanero Pepper Jelly!
Shrimp is good. Bacon is better. Pepper jelly is the best! The combination of semi-sweet shrimp, salty crisp bacon, and our tropical Caribbean Mango Pepper Jelly is like a beach party in your mouth. One taste and you’ll be on a “seafood diet,” in that every time you seethis food, you’ll want to eat it.
Remember: beautiful, mouth-watering glazes aren’t the only things that Pepper Jelly is good for. There’s no end to the culinary uses for this uniquely sweet and spicy condiment. Spread it on a sandwich, dip chips in it, enjoy pepper jelly with a slice of cheese when wine pairing, or mix it into soup or sauces. Don’t be afraid to get creative!
There are so many delicious ways of using pepper jelly, that no spice-craving foodie should ever be without it. Browse our full selection today and find the flavor that’s right for you!
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