Jalapeno Green Apple Jelly

This recipe is inspired by a dish I had on my birthday which was Baked Brie -Brie Cheese was baked in a puff pastry and then placed in an Jalapeno Jelly.I looked up recipes online for jalapeno jelly but they all used green bell peppers along with jalapenos,but the dish I had didn’t taste anything like green bell peppers,then I realized the tartness was from green apple and gave it a try and was able to replicate the dish except the restaurant had pieces of jalapenos in the Jelly but I am not too fond of spice and sweet in the same plate so I removed the pieces but still retained the jalapeno taste.

Preparation time:45 minutes
Serves:4 cups jelly

6 Green apples chopped
2 Jalapenos finely chopped
5-6 cups sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
pin drop of green food color(Optional)

1.Take the apples in a pan and add enough water to just cover them and let cook until they are soft.Puree them and extract the juice through a strainer.

2.Transfer back to pan, add the sugar,jalapenos,color and vinegar and let cook until you obtain a rolling boil and turn off the stove.

3.Strain the jelly and put in airtight glass jars and close the lids and keep in refrigerator once cool .

Cooking and straining instead of directly extracting apple juice extracts the pectin from the skin and core and we wont need any preservatives in the jelly.
If you want the jalapenos to remain in bright green color add them just before removing the jelly from the stove and stir.
This jelly goes well with cheese and crackers specially cream cheese, brie, goat cheese, mozzarella, Camembert cheeses in savory applications not really for spreading on bread and jam.


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