Habanero Pepper Jam - Recipe

Habanero Pepper Jam - the Recipe

A recipe for sweet and spicy habanero pepper jam made with plenty of habanero peppers.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword habanero, jam, spicy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 64
Calories 50 kcal


  • 1/2 pound habanero peppers chopped
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces liquid fruit pectin
  • 4 drops food coloring if preferred


  1. Add the habanero peppers to a food processor and pulse them until they are very finely chopped. Do not overdo it or you’ll wind up with a puree.
  2. Scoop out the peppers and add to a large pan.
  3. Add sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, and salt.
  4. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Return heat to high and bring mixture to a rolling boil. Stir in pectin and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  6. If using food coloring, add it now and stir.
  7. Ladle jam into sterilized jars and cover.
  8. Process jars in a boiling hot water bath for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove and let cool overnight.

Recipe Notes

Makes about 1 quart (32 ounces).

Heat Level: Medium. The sugar tames much of the habanero heat. Add more habaneros for a hotter version.

Nutrition Facts
Habanero Pepper Jam - the Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.