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Hot pepper jam

  • makes 8 small jars
  • Easy

This hot pepper jam is vegan and really easy to make. This recipe makes 8 small jars, so make a batch and take to dinner parties or keep in the fridge for up to 2 months.

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Ingredients

  • red peppers 8
  • scotch bonnet chillies 4
  • jam sugar 1kg
  • cider vinegar 700ml

Method

  • Step 1

    Put 2-3 little saucers in the freezer for testing the jam later. Heat the oven to 150C/fan 130C/gas 2.

  • Step 2

    Wash 8 small jars (about 230ml each) in hot soapy water. Rinse well then put in the oven for about 20 minutes until completely dry. This will sterilise them.

  • Step 3

    Remove the seeds, stalk and any white membrane from the peppers and chillies and roughly chop.

  • Step 4

    Put in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped (but not blitzed to a purée). Heat the sugar and vinegar gently in a pan until the sugar dissolves. Add the pepper mix and boil for 15 minutes. Drop a spoonful on to one of the frozen plates, wait for 30 seconds then run your finger through it. If it wrinkles it has reached the setting point. If it doesn’t, cook the mixture for 5 more minutes, then repeat the test. Take the jam off the heat, then pour into the sterilised jars and leave to cool before adding the lids. They will keep, unopened, for 2 months in a cool dark place, or a month in the fridge once opened.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 22
  • Carbs 5.3g
  • Protein 0.1g
  • Sugars 5.3g
  • Fibre 0.1g
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