I made the Jalapeno/hot pepper jelly!
Spent about 5 minutes licking the spoons and scraping the pot as well as the canning funnel and anything else the jelly stuck on enough to scrape up.
LMBO! I'm glad I'm not the only one who does that. It IS especially bad with pepper and blackberry jelly!!
Will be making pepper jelly on Saturday. Gonna try it with all reds
even though some of my ripe "Hals" have blackened a bit on the vine.
I am SO glad you like it!
I have acquired 2 grocery bags FULL of brown turkey figs that are going to have to be dispatched in some sort or fashion. I'm thinkin fig jam. I made some out of blue book recipe last year, but it wasn't like, WOW or anything. I tried a store bought fig jam with orange and it was CRAZY GOOD. Like, fig crack!!! So I need to find a recipe for that. I ate the whole dang jar in just a couple of days! On buttered bisuits of course
Here are a few suggestions for the recipes:
Ketchup: Everything savory. I LOVE it in oyster stew.
Peach and blueberry compote: sweet & saucy really good on Cheesecake or icecream or puddings.
The Fruit Butters: i like to make sandwiches with peanut butter and fruit butter. or buttered toasts and biscuits (especially biscuits...drool)
Chutneys are awesome of grilled meats and fish.
Tomato jam is also good on meat and fish but is also good on buttered biscuits or english muffins.
Pepper jelly is good on almost everything!!! but IMO best with crusty bread and cream cheese or cream cheese and wheat crackers..Once you start eating it..it's pretty much over.
The pickles and relishes are good chopped and mixed in with canned meats like tuna or with roasted meat salads like chicken salad.
Relishes like the red root relish are good on beans or rich fish stews.
Tomato sauce can be used in any way a normal canned sauce is used. Pasta, pizza, stuffed bells, really infinite possibilities.
The Wickles I will do differently next year. For 1, they are to pumpkin pie spice tasting. I will omit the pickling spice. and 2, they aren't too wicked, they need more OOmph! More HOT peppers!!!! They are a sweet pickle. People down here like to eat sweet pickles chunked up in fish stes and chopped fine in tuna, chocken, and egg salads. Phill just eats them right out of the jar. I don't particularly care for sweet pickles. But I like Wickles, as long as they live up to the wicked part.
I also have a great recipe for apple and gingered pear butters that I want to share. If I find a suitable fig recipe, I'll post that too. Right now, most call for adding Jello to the mix. Can't do that cause of my mom's vegetarian status. We'll see! Anyone know of any recipes for orange scented fig jam? That don't have Jello! Dalmatia makes the fig jam I am referring to (and GAH is it good!)