Grape Jalapeno Jelly may not be the best idea! Each year I have a small harvest of concord grapes, if the birds and squirrels decide they want to share.
In the past, I have made grape biscuits (to be shared another year), but this year I wanted to try something different. I like grape jelly and I like jalapeno jelly…why not try a combo? Sounded like a good idea.
I searched the web and did not find ONE SINGLE recipe. I adapted a blackberry jalapeno jelly but decided to cut back on the jalapeno so it wasn’t too hot. Big mistake! While the grape jelly is beautiful and tastes good, the slight jalapeno aftertaste is perplexing to my taste buds.
Not all of my great kitchen experiments are winners. This is one of the losers. I will not share the recipe but I’ll share photos. I’m hoping to salvage this disaster by using the jelly in a meatball sauce or perhaps mixing with a hot pepper jelly and serving over brie or cream cheese. I’ll keep you posted, but be aware…if a recipe isn’t posted anywhere on the internet, there may be a reason for it.
6 thoughts on “Grape Jalapeno Jelly…Maybe, Maybe Not!”
Hi Cathy, Thanks for sharing this jelly, even though it wasn’t a winner in your book. I’ve learned a lot from reading your post and think it’s great you gave it a try. The meatball sauce might have great possibilities! Good luck! Holly
Thanks Holly! If successful, I’ll post!
Funny I made freezer jam Concordgrapes a couple weeks ago. It came out fantastic. Today I tried to make Concord with jalapeno I added a little red pepper powder. I’m still waiting for it to set. Shall I set it in the fridge to increase the set time?
It wouldn’t hurt to put it in the frig. Let me know how the red pepper version turns out!
Sorry for the delay, John. Putting the jam in the frig could help it set. How did you like it? I was not a fan!