Sweet-Hot Jalape´┐Żo Apricot Jam

Winning recipe in July recipe contest, submitted by Jesse Holley.

2 cupsChopped jalape´┐Żo peppers *
2 cupsChopped fresh apricots
6 cupsSugar
1 cupMigliore Gourmet Pomegranate White Balsamic Vinegar
2 TablespoonsLemon juice
3 pouchesCerto liquid pectin


Combine the peppers (leave seeds in for more spicy hotness or remove part or all for less), sugar, vinegar and lemon juice in a large saucepan over medium heat. Heat until warm and sugar is dissolved.

Pour the mixture into a blender and blend for 5 seconds. Return the blended mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil.

Skim off any foam that rises to the surface.

Decrease the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.

Stir in the pectin, and increase heat to medium-high. Bring to a boil.

Remove from heat and cool. The jam will set as it cools.

Melt paraffin wax and pour over jam - just enough to cover jam.

* You may substitute some bell peppers in place of jalapeno's for less heat.

Makes approximately 6 pints. Store in cool, dark area for up to 1 year.

Jam is served in photo with cream cheese and lahvosh crackers.. Also good with fresh mozzarella.

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