2 cups finely chopped red pepper
5 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vinegar
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 – 6 oz. bottle Certo


Bring the red pepper and sugar to a boil.

Continue to cook for one minute.

Add the vinegar and lemon juice.

Bring to a boil and cook for about another 3 to 4 minutes.

Add Certo.

Boil 2 – 3 more minutes.

Pour into sterile jars and seal.




500 g Caster Sugar
35 ml Fresh Lemon Juice
2 tsp Pectin Powder Mix with 1 tbsp of caster sugar
3 x Red Pepper seeded and roughly chopped
125 ml White Vinegar


Place red peppers in a food processor and puree.

Combine the pureeed peppers, sugar and vinegar in a large stainless-steel pan.

Bring to a boil for 2 minutes stirring constantly to avoid scorching.

Remove pot from heat and set for 10 minutes.

This allows the peppers to cook slowly in the residual heat and prevents them from floating on the surface.

Then, return pot to stove and bring again to the boil, Add lemon juice and pectin mixed with the caster sugar and simmer over medium heat for 3 -5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The pectin will help the jelly to set while cooling.

Pour into sterilized jars.

Store in cool dark area for 3 – 5 months.

Keep in the fridge when open and use within a month.


Sweet Red Pepper Jelly


4 red sweet peppers, cored and seeded
3 tbsp pectin crystals
2/3 cup white or cider vinegar
1/2 tsp butter or margarine
31/3 cups sugar


Place all the peppers in a food processor and pulse until chopped finely.

Transfer the chopped peppers to a large pot with the remaining ingredients.

Heat to boiling and continue to boil for about 15-18 minutes, stirring constantly.

Skim any foam which accumulates at the top and remove from stove element.

While the jelly is still hot, ladle it into hot jars, leaving a Ό inch headspace.

Screw on lids and process in a boiling water bath for 10 minutes.

If using the FreshTECH, use the instructions here in place of steps 2-4.
Sprinkle pectin evenly bottom of the pot fitted with the stirrer. Add peppers, vinegar and butter on top of the pectin. Press the Jelly button and press the – (minus) button, until the time reads 23 minutes. Press enter to start the machine. Wait 4 minutes for the machine to beep. Add the sugar and cover with the lid.