My Favorite Hot Pepper Jelly Recipes

Summer is Hot Pepper Jelly making season, and there’s a jackpot of hot peppers in the farmers markets and grocery stores right now ~ maybe your garden is exploding with them! Cook up some of these sweet and spicy hot pepper jellies to enjoy now, and stash some away for fall and holiday entertaining.


ROSÉ WINE HOT PEPPER JELLY ~ The View From Great Island

This is about as elegant as hot pepper jelly gets, and you can customize it with your favorite wine.

Rosé wine hot pepper jelly




Ground cherries are in the same family as tomatillos, and have a nice tartness which pairs perfectly with the sweet and spicy flavors of this jalapeño jelly.

Ground cherry hot pepper jelly




This simple hot pepper jelly recipe uses just jalapeños, resulting in a lovely golden-green clear jelly!

Hot pepper jelly




The combination of sweet strawberry and fiery habanero is something you just have to taste for yourself.

strawberry habanero hot pepper jelly



HABANERO NECTARINE JAM ~ The View From Great Island

Sunny summer nectarines make the perfect counterbalance to the fiery heat of habanero peppers in this chunky jam.

Habanero nectarine jam



PEACH AND PEPPER JAM ~ Seasons and Suppers

Peaches are another readily available summer fruit that make a great pairing with just about any hot pepper!

peach and pepper jam



EASY HOT PEPPER JELLY ~ Saving Room for Dessert

Hot red cherry peppers and red sweet peppers give this jelly its bright cheerful color.

easy hot pepper jelly




Pineapples and mangos give this pepper jam a beautiful sunshine-hue!

pineapple mango hot pepper jam



SUPER EASY HOT PEPPER JELLY ~ The View From Great Island

This is one of the most popular recipes on the blog, it’s been a favorite of readers for years.

Quick and Easy Hot Pepper jelly




This glistening spicy apple jelly is almost too pretty to eat.

apple hot pepper jelly




If you’re a marmalade lover you’ll flip for this citrusy hot pepper jelly.

Orange and pepper jelly




This delectable hot pepper jelly tops everything from cream cheese to pork tenderloin.

pineapple habanero hot pepper jelly



HOT PEPPER CRANBERRY JAM ~ The View From Great Island

This cranberry hot pepper jam will make the absolute perfect accompaniment to all your holiday spreads.

hot pepper cranberry jam


My favorite hot pepper jams and jelly recipes ~ #appetizer #canning #preserves #homemade #freezer #refrigerator #easy #jalapeno #habanero #pepper #jam #jelly

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    August 2, 2020 at 9:45 am

    Can I can these jellies as I would any preserves? I see that you say let them cool then seal and refrigerate. I want to store them in the pantry instead of the fridge.

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    Susan Milton
    July 25, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    I am looking for a sour cherry and jalapeno jelly recipe. Do you have one? I’m going to be trying a few of the recipes on here this year. They look so good. Susan

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    The Little General
    October 27, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    Looking to make some of these recipes.
    Have been canning and making jams and jelly’s for many years. I am always willing to experiment with new recipes.
    These will make awesome gifts.

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    August 12, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Hi, just curious where you get the jars in the various shapes with the glass lids. So beautiful!!

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      August 12, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      I love Weck jars, Sandra, I use them all the time. They’re perfect for storage, and they are cannable. Here’s my affiliate link on Amazon to the jars, they come in all kinds of sizes and shapes: you can find them here.

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    May 18, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    Hi Sue,

    I was wondering if you have ever tried a Rhubarb pepper jelly?

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      May 18, 2019 at 5:44 pm

      No but I’m planning at least 2 rhubarb jelly/jam experiments next week, and that’s on my list, I love the idea!

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    March 5, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Hi Sue!

    Thank you so much for including my apple jalapeno jelly. I can’t wait to try all these recipe this summer!

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      Linda Schmidt
      July 26, 2021 at 10:37 am

      Raspberry rhubarb is delicious

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    Jennifer Clayborn
    September 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    I am wondering if you have a sweet red cherry and jalapeno jam recipe? I can’t wait to try your pineapple pepper jam recipe!
    Thank you

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    July 30, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Sue,

    My fiancé and I made this jalapeño pepper jelly but we canned it and it didn’t thicken up! We made it in the canner because we don’t have enough freezer room. Do you have any idea as why they didn’t gel? It made 7 half-pints.

    Thank you.

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    Sandra S Sukhan
    July 25, 2018 at 11:29 am

    Made my version last week. Will try your recipe the next time. It is soooooooo good! Love it with cottage cheese. Sounds like a weird combination but it works.

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      July 25, 2018 at 11:47 am

      That’s a new one on me, I’ll have to try it!

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    Mike from Chili Pepper Madness
    July 24, 2018 at 5:35 am

    A good pepper jelly is a MUST in my refrigerator. They are great as simple spreads, but I also use them as glaze starters or as a quick topping for grilled foods. I love this collection of recipes!

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    Chris Scheuer
    July 24, 2018 at 4:45 am

    Yum! I can make a meal on cream cheese (or goat cheese), pepper jelly and crackers! Thanks so much for including our pineapple pepper jelly in this lovely collection 🙂

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    July 22, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    Since we unofficially “met” on the weekend, I wanted to respond to this post. Talk about perfect color and flavor explosions…the jalepeno jams are all so beautiful, but I’ve never seen anything like the Rosé Wine Hot Pepper Jelly. All of a sudden I’m planning a bridal or baby shower with jars of that as the main element – for food and decoration! The second one I’ll try is your Hot Pepper Cranberry Jam. Just found a bag of frozen cranberries that needs using before fall arrives. Thanks for bringing us along on your preserving adventure!

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      July 22, 2018 at 7:28 pm

      You’re so welcome Anna, I’m glad you’ve found your way to tvfgi!

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    July 22, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    1) Do you know if Sure Jell is vegetarian? If not, is there a good substitute that is vegetarian?
    2) You mention goat and cream cheese for these hot jellies…….are there any specially delightful combinations that you would recommend ? Like which different cheeses with which of your hot jellies?
    thank you for your help.

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      July 22, 2018 at 7:27 pm

      Yes, Sure Jell is vegetarian/vegan. And really, Mino, I have never met a hot pepper jam or jelly that didn’t go great with cream cheese or creamy goat cheese, for a little more tang. They’re also great with triple cream, Brie, and Camembert.

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    Carol Jackson
    July 22, 2018 at 11:58 am

    I also do Raspberry and Blueberry pepper jelly. I think the combination of any berries with the peppers is awesome.

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      July 22, 2018 at 12:12 pm

      I’ve been planning to make a raspberry hot pepper jam all summer, but I’ve never heard of blueberry, that sounds interesting!

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        Joy Harry
        May 4, 2019 at 9:11 am

        Hello Sue, You definitely have to try the Blueberry Jalapeno Jelly. I made some this past summer and it turned out Awesome! I have a juicer that steams the fruit for the juice and it comes out so clear, so I steamed my Jalapenos instead of dicing the peppers. I have about 40 Blueberry bushes on my farm and my husband plants about 15 different kinds of peppers, sweet and hot, so I always have a good variety to choose from. Also, Try Blackberry Jalapeno, It’s to die for!

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          May 4, 2019 at 9:50 am

          My heart is racing just thinking about your blueberries and peppers, but first up for me is the blackberry, that does sound incredible!

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    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    July 22, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Be still my heart! I want to make each and every recipe. Outstanding ideas and beautiful spreads. Yum, yum

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