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Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
11 mins
Total Time
41 mins

Sweet and spicy, this Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly is delicious with cheese and crackers. It also makes a wonderful grilling glaze for poultry, seafood and pork.

Course: Appetizer, Jams & Jellies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly
Servings: 96 1 tablespoon servings
Calories: 43 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 1 medium-large fresh pineapple peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 5 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup finely chopped golden delicious (or other yellow apples) 1 large apple
  • 1 cup finely chopped orange bell pepper from 1 large pepper
  • 1-3 orange habanero peppers seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 3 ounces Certo liquid fruit pectin 1 pouch
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  1. Place the finely chopped fresh pineapple in a strainer set over a bowl. Press on the pineapple with the back of a spoon to release as much of the juice as possible. Allow the pineapple to drain while you're prepping the other ingredients.

  2. Combine the sugar, vinegar, apple, bell pepper, habanero, red pepper flakes, butter and exactly 3 cups of the well-drained pineapple in a large pot. (If you have extra pineapple save it for your morning yogurt or something else. Don't try to add more than 3 cups.)

  3. Stir until dissolved. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil and cook for 10 minutes. Watch the pot carefully and lower the heat a bit if the bubbling jelly rises near the top.

  4. Add Certo and lemon juice and bring the mixture back to a rolling boil. Cook for exactly 1 minute, stirring frequently.

  5. Remove pot from heat and skim off any foam on the surface. Ladle jelly into clean jars leaving a ½-inch space at the top. (this will allow for expansion in the freezer.)

  6. Cover with lids and allow the jelly to sit for 24 hours, then place in freezer.
  7. If using the hot water bath method, use sterilized jars and immediately proceed with the water bath canning method. Jelly may take 24 hours to set completely.

Recipe Notes

Read the Café tips above in the post for lots of important tips to ensure success when making this jelly.

Recipe adapted from Genius Kitchen.

Makes 48 ounces of jam. The Weck Tulip jars (shown above in the post) are 6-ounce jars so that would make 8 6-ounce jars of jelly. 

Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly
Amount Per Serving
Calories 43 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 52IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.