Grandma Jones’ Recipe for Pepper Jelly Dips and Spreads

Are you looking for a delectable new way to liven up your meals? Well, look no further, because Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly dips and spreads are a one-of-a-kind taste sensation you’ll never forget!

With 8 delicious flavors to choose from, it’s never been easier to  shop for Pepper Jelly and find the perfect variety to please your palate. Made with Grandma Jones’ cherished family recipes, our Pepper Jelly combines sweet, savory, sour, and spicy flavors together into one mouth-watering condiment that is not only perfect for dips and spreads, but also works great for marinades, glazes, fillings, soups, and more.

From ol’ favorites like  Pepper Jelly burgers and  Pepper Jelly glazed chicken to unique dishes like  Southwestern Artichoke Soup and scrumptious snacks like the  Best Beef Jerky you’ve ever had, there’s no shortage of mouth-watering and mind-blowing culinary applications for Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly. Enjoy it with a side of cream cheese or gobble it up straight out of the jar. We certainly do!

Buy Our Pepper Jelly… or Make Your Own Pepper Jelly at Home!

One of the most valuable lessons that Grandma Jones passed down to us is the power of good food to bring people together. With that in mind, we’ve decided to extend an invitation to all Pepper Jelly customers, home cooks, and fellow foodies to join the extended Jones family. That’s right, just as Grandma Jones gave us her lip-smacking, tongue-tingling Pepper Jelly recipe, now we are giving that same recipe to you!

Maybe you’re a longtime Pepper Jelly customer interested in trying your hand at concocting your own flavor combination. Maybe you’ve never tried Pepper Jelly before and have decided now is the time to give it a try. Whatever the case, we want everyone to be able to experience the spicy, sweet, sour, and savory joys of Pepper Jelly.

Below, you’ll find an easy recipe for pepper jelly that anyone can make, anytime, anywhere!

Safety Precautions for Cooking with Hot Peppers

For the  Traditional Pepper Jelly recipe below, all you’ll need are fresh green sweet peppers and some red pepper flakes. These ingredients are on the milder end of the pepper heat spectrum. Even still, you should take care to avoid touching your eyes or other sensitive areas while cooking, and wash your hands thoroughly after you’ve handled these ingredients.

Depending on your taste (and tolerance) for heat, however, you may be craving something a little spicier. Some of the more fiery varieties we carry include  Jalapeno Pepper Jelly and  Cranberry Habanero Pepper Jelly.

If you want to spice things up yourself, you can easily add jalapenos, habaneros, serranos, or other hot peppers to Grandma Jones’ recipe below. For your own safety, please make sure to take the following precautions when working with these ingredients:

  • Wear rubber gloves. Even after washing your hands, your skin may retain traces of capsaicin, the compound that gives most peppers their astringency. If capsaicin gets into your eyes or nose, it can be extremely painful.
  • Wash the peppers in cold water. Never use warm, hot, or boiling water to clean peppers. Although you might think this would be an effective way of lessening the capsaicin’s pungency, it’s actually more likely to release the capsaicin into the air via water vapor. This makes it easy for the capsaicin to get into your eyes and even lungs. Play it safe by washing your peppers with a cold water bath instead.
  • Be careful when handling the seeds. The seeds and inner “ribs” of a pepper are where its heat is most concentrated. This can actually help you moderate the heat level of your pepper jelly, by adding or removing the seeds to suit your taste. Just remember to exercise caution and avoid contamination with other foods.
  • When not handling peppers, always wash your hands. Don’t wait until you've finished cooking to wash up. If you leave your chopped peppers behind to answer the phone or fetch something from the fridge, take a moment to wash your hands with soap and water. For extremely hot peppers, rubbing alcohol can help to neutralize the capsaicin.

Ingredients for Making Pepper Jelly

  • Sugar
  • White Wine Vinegar
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Diced Green Bell Peppers
  • Fruit Pectin (Certo)

Directions for Making Pepper Jelly

  • First, sterilize jars to store your jelly in. You can do this by submerging them in boiling water for ten minutes. Once they are cool and dry, set them aside for later.
  • Next, wash your peppers following the safety instructions outlined above. Remove the stems and, if you want a milder jelly, remove the seeds. Finely chop the peppers by hand or use a food processor to mince them.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the sugar and liquid pectin until both are evenly incorporated. We personally recommend using Certo fruit pectin.
  • In a heavy saucepan, mix your chopped peppers with white wine vinegar (you can also use apple cider vinegar if that’s your preference) over medium heat. Cover the saucepan and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • After 10 minutes, add in the sugar pectin mixture and turn up the burner to high heat in order to bring the ingredients to a rolling boil. Stir constantly until the sugar pectin mixture is completely dissolved.
  • When your ingredients begin to take on a jelly-like consistency, remove them from heat and ladle the mixture into your sterilized jars. Wait until the jelly is cool before capping. Do not refrigerate.

Enhance Your Pepper Jelly With Extra Ingredients

One of the great things about homemade food is getting to taste something that is just as unique as the person who made it. With that in mind, don’t be afraid to make Grandma Jones’ hot Pepper Jelly recipe your own.

Not only will adding in extra ingredients allow you to make a sweeter or spicier jelly, it can also dramatically alter the flavor profile, creating taste experiences you never would have expected. We offer an assortment of unique varieties of Pepper Jelly, such as  Southwestern Chipotle and  Caribbean Mango. Have fun experimenting with your own flavor combinations.

Need some suggestions? Here are a few quick and easy ingredient additions you can use to jazz up your jelly, based on some of Grandma Jones’ most popular Pepper Jelly recipes:

  • Add fresh diced mangos
  • Add fresh diced habaneros
  • Add fresh diced jalapenos
  • Add fresh cranberries (ground with a food processor)
  • Add fresh pomegranate
  • Add chipotles (cut fine)

Discover the Sweet ‘n’ Savory Sensation of Pepper Jelly Today

Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly is great as an ingredient for home cooking, as an appetizer for parties, or just as a sweet ‘n’ spicy snack. Browse our selection of Pepper Jelly dips and spreads today, or try your hand at making your own.

One taste of Pepper Jelly and we’re confident you’ll never want to go without it. There’s nothing else quite like it!


Traditional Flavor Pepper Jelly Three Pack
Traditional Flavor Pepper Jelly Three Pack $29.95 $29.95
Caribbean Mango Pepper Jelly Three Pack
Caribbean Mango Pepper Jelly Three Pack $29.95 $29.95
Southwestern Chipotle Pepper Jelly Three Pack
Southwestern Chipotle Pepper Jelly Three Pack $29.95 $29.95
Habanero Pepper Jelly Three Pack
Habanero Pepper Jelly Three Pack $29.95 $29.95
Cranberry Habanero Pepper Jelly Three Pack
Cranberry Habanero Pepper Jelly Three Pack $29.95 $29.95
Pomegranate Pepper Jelly Three Pack
Pomegranate Pepper Jelly Three Pack $29.95 $29.95
Jalapeño Pepper Jelly Three Pack
Jalapeño Pepper Jelly Three Pack $29.95 $29.95
Cranberry Pepper Jelly Three Pack
Cranberry Pepper Jelly Three Pack $29.95 $29.95
Traditional Flavor Pepper Jelly Two Pack
Traditional Flavor Pepper Jelly Two Pack $19.95 $19.95
Caribbean Mango Pepper Jelly Two Pack
Caribbean Mango Pepper Jelly Two Pack $19.95 $19.95
Southwestern Chipotle Pepper Jelly Two Pack
Southwestern Chipotle Pepper Jelly Two Pack $19.95 $19.95
Habanero Pepper Jelly Two Pack
Habanero Pepper Jelly Two Pack $19.95 $19.95
Cranberry Habanero Pepper Jelly Two Pack
Cranberry Habanero Pepper Jelly Two Pack $19.95 $19.95
Pomegranate Pepper Jelly Two Pack
Pomegranate Pepper Jelly Two Pack $19.95 $19.95
Jalapeño Pepper Jelly Two Pack
Jalapeño Pepper Jelly Two Pack $19.95 $19.95
Cranberry Pepper Jelly Two Pack
Cranberry Pepper Jelly Two Pack $19.95 $19.95