11 Delicious Pepper Jelly Recipes

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Pepper jellies are an easy way to preserve a big harvest of fresh peppers from the garden. These sweet jellies are also perfect for gifting to friends, family, and neighbors. Whether you’re looking to make jelly from your sweet red bell peppers, or your spicy jalapeño peppers, there is a perfect pepper jelly recipe for you.

Peach pepper jelly homemade

These are our favorite pepper jelly recipes, all using fresh handpicked peppers and a mixture of other ingredients. You can preserve many of these jellies for long-term storage, or keep them refrigerated and enjoy them sooner rather than later. I like to serve them alongside cheese and crackers, or use them in baked goods or other sweet and spicy recipes.

Tip: If you’re looking for another creative way to use your fresh peppers, try making your own hot sauce.

1. Peach Pepper Jelly

Peach pepper jelly

You can use any spicy red pepper you’d like in this delicious peach pepper jelly recipe. I use frozen peaches, thawed and juiced to create an easy and amazing base for this irresistible jelly. I suggest using Fresno peppers for this one, as they yield a great flavor and spice. Red jalapeño peppers or serranos also work well. Get the recipe here.

2. Raspberry Habanero Jelly

Raspberry habanero jelly

Don’t be afraid of the habanero peppers in this sweet and spicy jelly recipe. It’s perfectly balanced and the raspberries work incredibly well with the flavor of the habanero peppers. This recipe is also versatile, so you could substitute a different pepper for the habaneros if you want to mix up the flavor or adjust the heat level. Get the recipe here.

3. Strawberry Jalapeño Jam (No Pectin)

Strawberry jalapeno jam

This is an easy strawberry jam recipe that is not intended for long-term preservation. In my experience, this jelly always gets eaten up pretty quickly, so I don’t find the need to preserve it for longer! It’s delicious on toast with peanut butter, or served on a toasted muffin. There is no pectin in this recipe, making it even easier to make. Get the recipe here.

4. Jalapeño Pepper Jelly Recipe

Jalapeno jelly

If you’re looking for a simple pepper-forward jalapeño pepper jelly recipe, this one is for you. Only 4 ingredients are needed, and there is no addition of other fruits. You can also make this exact recipe with serrano peppers if you like it a bit spicier. Get the recipe here.

5. Apricot Habanero Jelly

Apricot habanero jelly

Another delicious recipe made with fresh habanero peppers. This recipe uses dried apricot and even has the addition of bell peppers. Serve with cream cheese and crackers at your next gathering and everyone will be asking you for the recipe.

6. Blackberry Jalapeño Jelly

blackberry jalapeno pepper jelly

This tasty blackberry jalapeño jelly uses fresh ingredients and takes only 30 minutes to make. We love the way that fresh, sweet blackberries complement the spicy peppers, and the result is a beautiful dark jelly that is great for topping a variety of foods. This jelly is intended to be stored in the fridge or freezer.

7. Jalapeño Apple Pepper Jelly

Apple pepper jelly

This easy recipe uses fresh peppers and green apple for a sweet and spicy combination you won’t want to stop eating. Granny smith apples are used for their naturally occurring pectin, so no additional pectin is needed. It’s a great recipe for beginners and makes the perfect gift around the holiday season.

8. Rosé Wine Pepper Jelly

It’s no secret that wine and cheese go well together. But, what if you mixed the wine up into a pepper jelly for spreading on your cheese and crackers? Brilliant! This beautiful pepper jelly uses wine as a unique ingredient that adds depth of flavor and a lovely hue. Use any spicy peppers you would like in this jelly and watch it get eaten up in record time!

9. Ghost Pepper Jelly

Ghost pepper jelly

If you like it extra spicy, you may want to try making your own ghost pepper jelly. They’re one of the hottest peppers you can grow, so make up a batch of this super hot jelly (if you dare).

10. Hot Pepper Jelly (For Canning)

If you’re interested in canning your own hot pepper jelly for shelf-stable storage, this is a good recipe to start with. It uses mostly bell peppers with a bit of jalapeño pepper for added kick. Instructions for water bath canning are clear and easy to follow in this hot pepper jelly recipe you can easily make at home.

11. Peach Habanero Jelly

Peach habanero jelly

At this point, I don’t think you can wrong with the combination of peaches and habaneros. This is a very simple recipe that requires only 4 ingredients. It’s a fresh, peachy habanero jelly that makes an awesome glaze for wings or meatballs. You could even serve it with vanilla ice cream for a tasty and unique topping.

I hope you found the perfect pepper jelly recipe for your needs! You can’t go wrong with any of the sweet and spicy jelly recipes above. Let me know if you have any flavors you like to add to your pepper jellies in the comments below!


Crystalyn loves spicy food and getting creative in the kitchen. When she isn’t finding new ways to use hot sauce, shes very busy watching cat videos on the internet.

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