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Candied Jalepenos

You can do so many things with these Candied Jalepenos... even eat them right from the jar!  ;)

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Candied Jalepenos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 180
Calories 37 kcal
Author Yvonne


  • 3 lbs. firm fresh jalapeno peppers, washed
  • 2 c. cider vinegar
  • 6 c. white granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. turmeric
  • ½ tsp. celery seed
  • 3 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper


  1. Wearing gloves, remove the stems from all of the jalapeno peppers. The easiest way to do this is to slice a small disc off of the stem-end along with the stem; discard.
  2. Slice peppers into uniform 1/8-1/4 in. rounds. Set aside.
  3. In a large pot, bring cider vinegar, white sugar, turmeric, celery seed, granulated garlic and cayenne pepper to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the pepper slices and simmer for exactly 4 minutes.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the peppers, loading into 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.
  5. Use a ladle to pour the boiling syrup into the jars over the jalapeno slices. Remove any air pockets using a bubble remover or knife. Adjust the level of the syrup if necessary. Wipe rim and center lid on jar. Screw band down until resistance is met, then increase to fingertip-tight.
  6. If you do not want to can these to the point of shelf stable, you can simply put the jars in your refrigerator and store them there.
  7. Place jars in a canner and cover with water by 2-inches. Bring the water to a full rolling boil. When it reaches a full rolling boil, set the timer for 10 minutes for half-pints or 15 minutes for pints.
  8. When timer goes off, use canning tongs to transfer the jars to a cooling rack. Leave them to cool, undisturbed, for 24 hours. When fully cooled wipe each jar with a clean, damp washcloth.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Tasty Kitchen

Nutrition Facts
Candied Jalepenos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 37
% Daily Value*
Potassium 3mg0%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 7g8%
Vitamin A 10IU0%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.