Sunday, August 21, 2016

Candied Jalapeños (Cowboy Candy)





My little jalapeno plant wintered in Florida with us. It provided many peppers for us to enjoy. I forgot to bring the plant in one night  when we had a hard frost but with much TLC it came back. 

 It did the road trip back to NY and the plant loves it here! 
This was the plant in June, It now has twice the pepper and more flowers!


The recipe is from Tasty Kitchen but many other bloggers have made this yummy recipe.



Ingredients:

3 pounds Firm, Fresh Jalapeno Peppers, Washed
2 cups Cider Vinegar
6 cups White Granulated Sugar
½ teaspoons Turmeric
½ teaspoons Celery Seed
3 teaspoons Granulated Garlic
1 teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper

Directions:

Remove stems from all the jalapenos while wearing gloves. Cut into 1/2 inch rounds. Place in a bowl, set aside.

 Bring cider vinegar, white sugar, turmeric, celery seed, granulated garlic and cayenne pepper to a boil in a large pot. Reduce heat and simmer  5 minutes. 

Add pepper slices. Simmer 4 minutes.

 Using a slotted spoon, transfer the peppers to clean, sterile canning jars to within 1/4 inch of the upper rim of the jar.

 Turn heat up under the pot with the syrup and bring to a full rolling boil. Boil hard for 6 minutes.

Carefully pour the syrup into the jars containing the jalapenos.

I didn't can these. I wiped the rims  with a clean, damp paper towel, added the lids.

Once the jars cool, place in refrigerator.

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Note to self: Made a thick cheese sauce and added about a tablespoon of the above! SUPER DELICIOUS!

30 comments:

  1. Wow, I didn't get a chance to get online yesterday, but so glad I checked this post out today. This sounds so good. I can imagine how hot they must be, but WOW. Going to put this one in my must make file. Thanks Linda, and that plant is just so amazing. I had never seen a Jalapeno plant before.

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    1. Thanks Myra. Think you will really like this

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  2. Wow look at all those peppers! Your one plant looks better than all mine put together. We haven't gotten many jalapenos this year at all. It obviously loves where it is and all the good care it's getting. Will it be going back to Florida with you?

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    1. You bet it will! That little plant has been good to me and will love going back to Florida where it will get lots of TLC

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  3. Thank you for this recipe. I have had an abundance of jalapenos this year and have wanted something new to do with them! Pinning (& making)!

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    1. I love jalapenos and have made quite a few recipes with it,I've made this for years
      http://bestoflongislandandcentralflorida.blogspot.com/2012/08/jalapeno-jelly.html

      The link below is a favorite also
      http://bestoflongislandandcentralflorida.blogspot.com/2012/06/jalapeno-relish.html

      Sorry the links are clickable.

      Come back and let me know how you like them.

      Linda

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  4. YUM. These sound amazing! Pinned!! :) We have so many Jalapenos that I may just tackle this recipe! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  5. Your plant looks amazing. I live in Florida but do not have any plants. Shame on me since my husband loves them.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party,
    Bev

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    1. Thanks Bev- I'm in North Florida. I pay attention to frost warning now! What part of Florida do you live?

      You should see the jalapeno plant now! It's still going great and when we travel south it will be in the truck with us.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. I have given this recipe to my daughter in law to make for me this week. Reclining in my chair and taking it easy. Thank you so much for linking at #overthemoon! I look forward to seeing what you share every week.

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    1. Sure your DIL will love them also. Once we are back in Florida I have to pick up a few more plants, these are so good and hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

      Healing hugs,
      linda

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  7. Pinned it! I love candied jalapenos and I am excited to try making some.
    :) gwingal . com

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    1. Thanks Nikki- they are easy to make and so good!

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  8. Love this! It would be great if you added it to Food on FRiday over at Carole's Chatter

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  9. Thank you for sharing at #WonderfulWednesday and I hope you return next week.

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    1. I'm never gonna leave your party!

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  10. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. I hope to see you share again next week!

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  11. Delicious, I need to try it, when I get jalapenos in sale I will try it. thanks for shairng with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

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  12. Linda I love this and I have soooo soooo many jalapeno's too!! Gonna have to try it!! This will be a feature on Friday!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday! Pinned!

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    1. Elaine- this is SO SO good, now I have to buy additional plants! LOL

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  13. Great job getting your plant to thrive! Thank you for coming to the September 2016 Country Fair Blog Party!
    Laurie - Country Link

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    1. Thanks! I always enjoy parting at the Country Fair party!

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  14. I heard about cowboy candy for the first time earlier this month so I'm excited that you've shared a recipe for it! Stopping by from the Country Fair Blog Party!

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  15. I heard about cowboy candy for the first time earlier this month so I'm excited that you've shared a recipe for it! Stopping by from the Country Fair Blog Party!

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  16. What a perfect idea for Father's Day! Do you serve them on crackers with cream cheese? I need to remember to give this recipe a try when my plants start producing. Thanks so much for sharing at our Father's Day party!

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    1. Hi Carlee,

      I love just picking them out of the jar! Sure, adding cream cheese works but you can really do so many things with these.

      Glad you joined the ladies. My blogging day will soon be over but will continue with the party until I post that I'll be ending BOLIACF.

      Hugs,
      linda

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