Apple Pepper Jelly Made in the Instant Pot

Apple Pepper Jelly Made in the Instant Pot

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A lot of people are familiar with Pepper Jelly – and how versatile it is! You can use it SO MANY WAYS Like by mixing it with with cream cheese for a dip.  How about using it as a dipping sauce for jalapeno poppers? It is great mixed into a meatloaf, spooned over a pork roast, even on scrabled eggs! We like to use it as a spread to compliment a sandwich or hamburger or even pair it with that left over Thanksgiving turkey for a sandwich. No matter how you look at it, Pepper Jelly is amazing, so we decided to kick it up a notch with a little sweetness: and came up with Instant Pot Apple Pepper Jelly.
 Instant Pot Apple Pepper Jelly

By adding the apple cider vinegar, you give this an incredible layer of flavor that makes for a unique treat for the taste-buds! Throw it in a water bath for 10 minutes, after you put it in a jar, and you are ready for gift giving. It is a fantastic addition to any gift basket – I have only gotten rave reviews about it, and requests for the recipe. That told me, that I should share it with y’all!

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Have You Heard Of The Instant Pot?

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Instant pot by now. It’s been the hot new cooking appliance for the past few months. Chances are that you’ve seen it on the shelves of your local superstore, on Amazon, or maybe you’ve come across one of the many blog posts, social media posts, or forum posts singing the praises of this fresh take on the old-fashioned pressure cooker.

I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of a pressure cooker, but to be perfectly honest, it’s always scared me. The Instant Pot is the perfect solution for people like me, who like the idea of cooking a tender roast in a fraction of the time that it takes in the oven or slow cooker.

While our mothers and grandmothers were comfortable using a stovetop pressure cooker, most women of this generation have been intimidated by the hissing and the potential of having it blow up. Because of this, pressure cooking has fallen out of favor in the last few decades. All that has changed with the arrival of the Instant Pot – a self-contained, electrical pressure cooker with plenty of built in safety features.

With the promise of being able to cook a meal in 3 to 10 minutes of pressure cooking, it is no surprise that this new electric appliance is quickly gaining a large fan base. Instant Pots are flying off the shelves, and you can find plenty of fans online who share their favorite recipes, tips, and adaptations on blogs and popular Instant Pot Facebook groups.

The instant pot is a self-contained unit that sits on your counter top and plugs into an outlet. It takes up about as much space as a rice cooker or a small slow cooker. The Instant Pot is a smart pressure cooker that’s controlled through a digital interface. You tell it how long you want to cook your meal under pressure, set the timer and you’re good to go. It automatically brings up and holds the pressure at a safe level and will not allow you to open the pot while it’s pressurized. This makes it as easy to operate as a microwave.

It is not surprising then that this new take on an old kitchen tool is quickly gaining popularity. The cooking is very hands-off. You simply set it, and then walk away until you’re food is ready. It has all the advantages of using the slow cooker, but takes a fraction of the time. Perfect when you want to get a home cooked meal on the table fast.

Apple Pepper Jelly Made in the Instant Pot

You will need:
1 whole Red Bell Pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 whole Green Bell Pepper, seeded and finely chopped
5 whole Jalapeno Peppers, seeded and chopped
2 cups Apple Cider Vinegar
4 cups Granulated Sugar
1 package Certo Fruit Pectin
Mix the red pepper, green pepper, and jalapeños with sugar in the instant pot.
Let them sit for 30 minutes.
Add the Apple cider.
Close instant pot and press pressure valve to the sealed position.
Set on manual for 1 minute.
Release pressure naturally for at 15 minutes.
Carefully release the pressure valve and remove the top.
Using a hand blender or a potato masher, blend/mash mixture until desired consistency.
Turn Instant Pot to ‘saute’ function and allow the pepper jam to come to a simmer/boil.
Add your pectin.
Stir to combine.
Simmer for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Turn pot off.
Allow mixture to cool and then pour into jars.
ENJOY or water bath can it so you can save it for longer or gift it.
Instant Pot Apple Pepper Jelly

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