Posted by: JerseyOrganic | August 26, 2015

Got a bumper crop of Jalapenos? No problem, make Candied Jalapenos.

Seriously, you cannot go wrong with these candied jalapeños. I have created and tested the recipe below and would like to share with all my WordPress friends.

This year, I yielded a ton (not literally) of jalapenos! Some were brutally hot and some just mild – so it was perfect just to throw them all together and make a delicious condiment.

Have your mason jars ready..
Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs fresh Jalapeno Peppers
  • 2 cups  apple cider vinegar
  • 5-6 cups sugar (obviously, I prefer organic)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper
    *I did not have turmeric this time, so I left it out and substituted with ginger.

Steps:

  • Slice up your jalapenos to start. Be sure to wear gloves, open windows or have proper ventilation, and perhaps a mask… things can get kind of spicy. 😉
  • I used my mandolin to slice up all my peppers nice and thin, but feel free to make them as thick or thin as you’d like!
  • In a saucepan, mix all ingredients except the jalapenos and turn heat to low
  • Simmer the mixture until the sugar dissolves.
  • Drop in jalapenos, stir, and let simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove jalapenos with a slotted spoon and place in a separate bowl.
  • Turn heat up on the syrup and boil rapidly for 5 minutes, to thicken.
  • Scoop the jalapenos into mason jars, try not to leave many air gaps.
  • When the syrup is done boiling, pour carefully over the jalapenos and voila.

Processing:

  • You can let these cool and place them in the fridge for immediate eating.
  • Or you can process in a water bath canner for 10 minutes.

Easy! These candied jalapenos are SO good! You can add or remove the sugar, depending on how sweet you’d like them. Same goes for the seeds, to control the spice. I have enjoyed these in grilled cheese, as a condiment on burgers, hot dogs, chicken, in sandwiches, and so much more! Even cheese and crackers.. you cannot go wrong!

This will be a staple in my kitchen going forward, for sure. Please let me know how you like them if you make them!!

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