Candied, Pickled Jalapenos

CamprubyMay 19, 2012

I found this recipe online and tried it. These are SO delicious I just had to post the recipe. I am about to get started on our 3rd batch in as many months because we eat them so fast!

Here's the recipe:

3 pounds fresh, firm, jalapeno peppers, washed

2 cups cider vinegar

6 cups white granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1/2 teaspoon celery seed

3 teaspoons garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

Slice and seed peppers (wear gloves!). Bring the remaining ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add pepper slices and cook until the peppers take on a forest green color and appear "candied"; about 8-10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon and pack into sterilized jars (I use half-pints). Pour remaining syrup in pot over peppers in jars up to 1.4 inch from top of jar. Seal and process in hot water bath for 10 minutes (15 minutes for pints). These really should set for up to a week before being opened. A cracker, topped with cream cheese and a candied pepper slice, with a little syrup from the jar added on top of that, is DIVINE (I am totally addicted and have been known to make a meal off of them). Any remaining syrup I have is poured into jars and processed with the peppers.... to be used to glaze grilled meats or add to potato salad, etc. Delicious!!!!

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sweetquietplace(6 WNC Mtn.)

Looks absolutely yummy...my kind of treat. Thanks for posting this recipe.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 10:45AM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Popular and frequently discussed recipe here under the name 'Cowboy Candy'. Don't know if the recipes are identical in measurements but the basic ingredients are the same.

Dave

    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 7:51PM
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gardengal19

How do you slice the peppers - - lengthwise or crosswise?

Thanks

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 9:24PM
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digdirt2(6b-7a No.Cent. AR HZ8 Sun-35)

Crosswise.

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 10:53PM
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texasjaxon(7)

Just exactly the type of recipe I was looking for. I happened upon a jar of candied jalapenos once in a small farmer's market and they were absolutely delicious. Excited to give this a shot this year! I'm digging the name "Cowboy Candy"!

    Bookmark   March 18, 2013 at 10:04AM
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