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Plum Ginger Pepper Jelly
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Everyone is smitten after one taste of this sweet, spicy and oh-so-delicious Plum Ginger Pepper Jelly. It's also super easy and makes a great gift!
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Jalapeno Pepper Jelly, Pepper Jelly, Plum Ginger Pepper Jelly
Servings: 96 tablespoons
Calories: 47 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 5 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ cups finely chopped red bell pepper (1 large or 2 small)
  • 1 cup finely chopped and drained fresh plums (about 3 medium-size plums)
  • ½ cup finely chopped apple ½ medium size apple
  • tablespoon s finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1-2 medium-size jalapeno peppers with the seeds finely chopped
  • 1 ⅓ cups apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 ounces liquid pectin 1 packet - I use Certo
  1. Combine the sugar, chopped bell pepper, finely chopped and drained plums, diced apple, ginger, jalapeño peppers, vinegar and butter in a large, heavy pot. Stir to combine.

  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. After it’s cooked for 10 minutes, take a spoonful and allow the mixture to cool a bit. Taste and add additional jalapeño if you want more heat.
  3. Add the fresh lemon juice and pectin and return the mixture to a vigorous boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring continuously.
  4. Remove from heat and ladle into clean jars (sterile jars if you’re using the hot water bath canning method).

  5. Cover jars and allow to sit for 24 hours at room temperature if you’re going to refrigerate or freeze the jam. Setting will occur as the jam cools and sits. After 24 hours refrigerate or freeze.
  6. If using the hot water canning method proceed with this after step 4 above.

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above in the post for further details and tips.

Makes 6 cups of jelly.

Nutrition Facts
Plum Ginger Pepper Jelly
Amount Per Serving
Calories 47 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 11mg0%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 81IU2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.