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Habanero Pepper Jam

A recipe for sweet and spicy habanero pepper jam made with plenty of habanero peppers.


  • 1/2 pound habanero pepperschopped

  • 4 cups granulated sugar

  • 1 1/4 cups cider vinegar

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 ounces liquid fruit pectin

  • 4 drops food coloring if preferred


  • Add the habanero peppers to a food processor and pulse them until they are very finely chopped. Do not overdo it or you’ll wind up with a puree.

  • Scoop out the peppers and add to a large pan.

  • Add sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, and salt.

  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes.

  • Return heat to high and bring mixture to a rolling boil. Stir in pectin and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

  • If using food coloring, add it now and stir.

  • Ladle jam into sterilized jars and cover.

  • Process jars in a boiling hot water bath for 10 minutes.

  • Remove and let cool overnight.


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