May 11, 2023 3 min read
Pepper jelly is a versatile and delicious condiment that can be enjoyed year-round, especially when made in large batches. By preserving a bountiful harvest of peppers, you can enjoy the flavors of summer throughout the colder months. In this comprehensive guide, we'll discuss how to make large-batch pepper jelly, from selecting the right ingredients to properly preserving your delicious creation for long-term storage.
I. Gathering Ingredients and Equipment for Large-Batch Pepper Jelly
II. Preparing Your Peppers and Cooking the Large-Batch Pepper Jelly
A. Preparing the peppers
B. Cooking the pepper jelly
Large batch pepper jelly; a 20 quart stock pot (right) can make about 6-7 cases of product, while the larger 60 quart stock pot (left) can make upwards of 20 cases.
III. Preserving and Storing Your Large-Batch Pepper Jelly
A. Canning the pepper jelly
B. Storing your large-batch pepper jelly
IV. Enjoying Your Homemade Large-Batch Pepper Jelly Throughout the Year
A. Serving suggestions
Pair pepper jelly with your favorite wine or beer
Try pepper jelly as a traditional dip for cheese and meats
Mix pepper jelly with wing sauce or use it as a spread, dip, or glaze on beef, chicken, or fish
B. Gifting your homemade pepper jelly
Making large-batch pepper jelly allows you to preserve the flavors of your harvest for year-round enjoyment. By selecting the right ingredients, following proper canning techniques, and storing your homemade pepper jelly correctly, you can enjoy the taste of summer even during the colder months. Plus, your homemade pepper jelly makes for a delightful gift for friends and family. Get started on your large-batch pepper jelly journey and enjoy the sweet and spicy flavors all year long!
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