Sweet, spicy, hot pepper jelly + cream cheese + Ritz crackers = YUM! This quick and easy, addictive appetizer is ready in minutes!
I had an abundance of peppers on hand so I doubled the following recipe and ended up with 11 jelly jars of jelly.
- 1 1/2 lb red bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 2 teaspoons dried hot red-pepper flakes
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 cup white-wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
Cut peppers into 1 inch pieces.
Add peppers and pepper flakes in a food processor or blender.
Pulse until finely chopped. Depending on if you prefer a chunky jam or a not so chunky jelly will determine how much you chop your peppers.
Stir together pepper mixture, sugar, vinegar, butter and salt in a heavy pot. Bring to a vigorous boil and boil for 20+ minutes, stirring frequently, until it begins to thicken. …
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