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Gramma's Hot Pepper Relish

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by Jiffymouse on September 12, 2004 04:04 PM
I said I would try to get this from Gramma, and here it is, copied direct from her email. I'm going to try to make some for gifts.

the recipe for pepper relish is very simple. asmuch hot pepper as is needed
to make your sweet peppers as hot or mild as you want. I usually get a peck
of sweet pepper and about a qt. of hot peppers(itake the seeds out of the
hot pepper, with rubber gloves,).. grind in the food grinder and put in a
little salt and sugar. put ground peppers and cider vinegar -- eneough to
make it juicy into a pot and heat just to boiling point, boil about 3
minutes and put in hot sterile jars and seal immediately. I let it
continue to simmer while i am filling the jars. Use small jars as the large
by SnazzieT on September 21, 2004 04:59 PM
umm sounds great...

? - do I need a canner to do this, bottle them up anyways. Or will the heat from the sauce be enough to create a seal on the jars??

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by Jiffymouse on October 02, 2004 03:52 AM
the way we do it is to boil the jars, lids, and rings to sterilize them, the pour the simmering relish in them. be careful not to get any on the lip of the jar. then place the lid and ring on it, but don't tighten the ring yet.

you want it snug, but not tight.

then, as they cool, they will seal themselves. some might even "pop", but all the lids will be popped in. after they are totally cool, tighten the ones with the lids popped in and refrigerate the ones that the lids didn't pop in. those didn't seal and you will want to eat them first. or, you can freeze them to keep them for later.
by SnazzieT on October 06, 2004 08:19 PM
I just made this, and it turned out great!! I used some habeneros, cause I have alot from left from the garden .... HOLY MOLY it is hot and delicious!! [Wink]

thanks alot... I believe all the jars sealed xx fingers crossed -


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by Jiffymouse on October 07, 2004 01:36 AM
[thumb] all you have to do to check is press your finger in the middle of the lid. if it flexes, it didn't seal. otherwise, you're in good shape!!

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