Friday, July 9, 2010

Naughty Jelly


I made pepper jelly. I made pepper jelly because I love pepper jelly. There's something funny to me about the whole concept of making jelly out of peppers: it comes out acting like green jell-o gone naughty.



One of my favorite meals is this: red potatoes, cornbread and peas. Zipper Cream Peas. I top my peas with a dollop of pepper jelly and am in heaven.

I realize friends to the north feed these peas to their cattle. Cowpeas, they call them. Please don't remind me of this. Down here, these peas sell for $28 a bushel. I would know. I just gave someone $28 for a bushel of them.

For the pea haters among us, pepper jelly also goes great with cream cheese and crackers. But it's very Texas. It should be eaten on a porch while wearing scuffed leather boots.  Just sayin'.

Recipe forthcoming. I still have some naughty jelly tweaking to do, I'm afraid....

17 comments:

Rambling Tart said...

I adore pepper jelly too! :-) I especially love it on my hamburgers with sharp cheddar cheese. Delish! :-)

Faith said...

I just enjoyed a summer afternoon yesterday, complete with pepper jelly, cream cheese, and crackers. Delish!

vintage girl at heart said...

Mmmm looks good!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Only you could make pepper jelly look yummy!

Sissy said...

We use pepper jelly with cream cheese and crackers and it is soooo yummy. I never thought I would like it because I am not one for too spicy, but the cream cheese makes it so smooth.

Care to share the recipe?

Vickie said...

Brin, I've got a bunch of peppers just waiting to get "naughty"! I know something you'd love -- when in Mexico a few years we ran across a paletero (popsicle man) and he had all flavors of popsicles. Including - "chile" flavor!!! It was my very favorite! It was strawberry or cherry red and sweet, yet it have a definite zing of hot peppers! Reminded me of pepper jelly. I haven't been able to find them here. I'm sure they were probably home-made popsicles, but boy were they great!!! I ate 3 in a row!

Vintage Girl said...

Mmmm...I LOVE red pepper jelly over cream cheese with crackers. I "found" out about this a few years ago and it's my favourite party snack now to serve! I've not tried the green pepper jelly....note to self to make soon! Heather

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Oh, I DO love me some pepper jelly--all varieties - I can honestly say that I never met a pepper jelly I didn't like!!! Red, green--whatever--I must say that emerald green jelly looks mighty good!! I like it on cream cheese, but it sounds wonderful on cream peas! We always put Rotel on our pinto beans and crumbled cornbread, and chow chow relish on our peas-crowder, cream, black-eyed--all of em! Looking forward to your shop!

Vee said...

Anything to disguise peas. ;> I love pepper jelly in the usual way...cream cheese and a light butter cracker. Will watch for the recipe.

Sixteen Chickens said...

I made your jalapeno and cranberry jelly a few years back and it was great on skillet cornbread! Can't wait to try this one. My mom used to make green tomato jelly... can't really remember if I liked it or not.

Michelle said...

I love pepper jelly also! The color is so pretty. :) xoxo

marym said...

Here in Pennsylvania we make a red pepper jam. It's call Lancaster County caviar. Servered over cream cheese also. Love it!

Cathy said...

I love pepper jelly. Reminds me of YaYa Sisterhood. Cream cheese and pic a peppa sauce! Looks Yummy!

twentysomethinggirl said...

I have never tried this but I'm a jalapeno fanatic and eat them on everything (candied jalapenos are my favorite thing in the world). Can't wait for the recipe and how-to :-)

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