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Habanero Pepper Jam - Recipe
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Habanero Pepper Jam - the Recipe

A recipe for sweet and spicy habanero pepper jam made with plenty of habanero peppers.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: habanero, jam, spicy
Servings: 64
Calories: 50kcal


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Scoop out the peppers and add to a large pan.
  • Add sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, and salt.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Return heat to high and bring mixture to a rolling boil. Stir in pectin and boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  • If using food coloring, add it now and stir.
  • Ladle jam into sterilized jars and cover.
  • Process jars in a boiling hot water bath for 10 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool overnight.


Makes about 1 quart (32 ounces).
Heat Level: Medium. The sugar tames much of the habanero heat. Add more habaneros for a hotter version.


Calories: 50kcal