A great jam or jelly can be a tasty addition to many breads, meats, or other dishes. Depending on the combination, there are a variety of ways one can eat them. Believe it or not, peppers have become a fast favorite to up the wow factor in jams and jellies, and the ideas listed below are sure to have you craving your next taste.
1. Habanero Raspberry Jam
This scorcher is easy to make, yet puts a zip onto the top of any cracker, meat-filled sandwich wrap, or even served with brie cheese. The blend of spicy habanero peppers and sweet raspberries is enough to keep you coming back for more, no matter what you are eating it with.
2. Blueberry Poblano Jam
Make this jam when blueberries come into season, and you will be able to store away plenty for the year. Poblanos are a tasty pepper, but are not as commonly used as some, and will make your jam unique.
3. Hot Pepper Jelly with Tequila
This jelly will knock the socks off of your guests the next time you throw a garden party. Serve it spread over crackers along with cream cheese, or on your pork or chicken dish.
4. Watermelon Jalapeno Jelly
Watermelon and jalapeno jelly… really? The answer is a resounding yes. Consume this unique combo with meat, or on a sandwich.
5. Scotch Bonnet Chili Jelly
Use gloves when cutting these tropical peppers, and be careful not to touch your eyes. This zesty jelly uses green tomatoes to pipe down the taste of the zippy scotch bonnets.
6. Rhubarb Hot Pepper Jam
Combining another unusual pair, this jam is sure to bring conversation to your table whenever you serve it to your guests. Spread on sandwiches for a surprise element.
7. Jalapeno Garlic Apple Jam
This jam uses ingredients that many cooks have sitting around in their kitchen. The jam is versatile, and can be spread on just about anything you dare to put it on.
8. Raspberry Mango Orange Jam
This may sound like a sweet and innocent jam. However, blended with your choice of peppers such as bananas or habaneros, it will take your taste buds for an unexpected ride.
9. Mint Jalapeno Jelly
The mint will keep your breath fresh while the jalapenos bring life into your meal. Use this jelly on veggies, lamb or chicken.
10. Pineapple Pumpkin Pepper Jelly
This combination of fruits and hot peppers will keep you coming back for more. The tart pineapple, full pumpkin, and warm peppers are delicious with cabbage and pork.
11. Balsamic Grape Pepper Jelly
This jelly is smooth and sweet. Use it liberally on your main dish, or topped on your choice of hors d’oeuvre for some classy dining.
12. Raspberry Green Chile Jam
This combo is fun, and great for summer barbeques. Serve on toast for a unique breakfast, or use as a glaze on the meat of your choice.
13. Apricot Habanero Jelly
Once again using habaneros, combine them with sweet apricots from your farmers’ market. This jelly works well with any type of cheese.
14. Cranberry Jalapeno Jelly
Cranberries are an unsung hero. With many health benefits and a nice, tart flavor, this jelly will make you want to sing out loud.
15. Red Chile Jam
This combination of lemon juice and Mexican chiles will keep you coming back for more. Great when drizzled over tacos, sandwiches, and wraps.
No matter your taste, there is a hot pepper jam or jelly sure to please. Try out a few of these recipes. They will become favorites in no time.