Jolly Red Pepper Jelly

This recipe comes all the way from the North Pole... well, almost! Cape Breton born Chelle Smith-Fraser is living in Watson Lake, Yukon, and her red pepper jelly has become a high demand holiday delight with the town folk... and now with us here at Sea and be Scene too!


Jolly Red Pepper Jelly

Every year there is a Christmas craft fair in our town. My first year as director of the daycare I decided to make some things to sell it as a fundraiser for us, as our daycare relies heavily on fundraising to keep its doors open.

Chelle Smith-FraserI made a few jars of red pepper jelly and sold them all. The next year it was requested that I make more so I made double the amount and sold out. This year same thing. People come to our table just for the jelly. Truth is I made it originally cause I was craving it and couldn't get it here.

We do a large number of fundraisers all year long but this one is kinda my thing. Some parents donate goodies for me to sell too. I like the craft fair because it is a community event. You see everyone in town and I like to keep the daycare in the forefront of the minds of Watson Lakers. The squeaky wheel gets the grease I say - or at least, the jelly!  🙂  Chelle


1- 1/2 pounds red peppers

6-1/2 cups white sugar

1-1/2 cups apple cider vinegar

2 tsp red pepper flakes

9 oz liquid pectin

edible gift1. Chop peppers and place red bell peppers in a large saucepan over high heat. Mix in vinegar and  pectin. Stirring constantly, bring mixture to a full rolling boil.

2. Quickly stir in sugar. Return to full rolling boil, and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and skim off any foam.

3. Quickly ladle jelly into sterile jars, filling to within 1/4 inch of the tops. Cover with flat lids, and screw on bands tightly.

4. Fill a large pot 3/4 with water and slowly lower jars into the pot. The water should cover the jars completely, and should be hot but not boiling. Bring water to a boil, and process for 5 minutes.

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SABS Note of Noteworthiness...

Watson Lake Daycare SnowmanThe Watson Lake Daycare always posts cool craft and kid-friendly recipe ideas on their Facebook page.

You can find them here and be like them too!



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