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Jalapeno "Cowboy" Candy

 
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Jarhead
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23 10 5:39 am    Post subject: Jalapeno "Cowboy" Candy Reply with quote

I had some of this the other night at a wedding reception. It was on Cream Cheese and a bagel, with this on top. Can somebody say HEAVEN?
I was doing the karaoke and she (the groom's mom) was a little tipsy, to say the least. Shocked

Anyway I asked for the recipe, and she rattled it off the top of her head. Has anybody tried this before? Seeded? If so please correct the below ingredients.

I'm gonna try this and will let you know, I may cut it down, 6+ pounds of something not fit to eat, is bad, just think of all the ABT's 4# of jalapenos would make. Wink

Here is what I have:

Jalapeno “Cowboy” Candy

4 lbs fresh jalapenos
2 lbs diced onions
1/2 cup vinegar
1 1/2 cup water
6 to 8 cups sugar
2 tbs mustard seed
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 teaspoon celery seed
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ginger

Put jalapenos and onions in a pot with water and vinegar

Boil until tender - about 15 minutes may need to add more water and vinegar

Drain - add sugar and spices

Boil about 20 minutes

let cool
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23 10 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m a little confused on the drain and boil again directions. How do you boil if the liquid was drained off. Was this a relish? Sounds similar to a hot and sweet pepper relish I have made in the past. I think if you added a little more vinegar you could process and can it safely.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23 10 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You ain't the only one. Laughing Like I said she was tipsy or how do you say DRUNK. I was hoping somebody else had done this before. I don't know how to get ahold of her until the honeymoon is over.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23 10 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like I said, this would make a great relish. I would core and seed the peppers (unless you want hot), dice them up, cut back on the water, add more vinegar. Simmer it down into relish consistency and can in sterile jars. You will need the additional acid from the vinegar to make is safe for canning IMO.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23 10 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I read at BigOven.com, they poured of "most" of the liquid. Added the sugar and spices, and brought back to a boil over low heat (so as not to burn). They said to pack in hot jars and seal. Nothing about processing. Humm, don't sound right to me.

BTW, here is the link http://www.bigoven.com/167838-Sweet-Jalapeno-Texas-%27candy%27-preserves-recipe.html
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23 10 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jarhead wrote:
They said to pack in hot jars and seal. Nothing about processing. Humm, don't sound right to me.

BTW, here is the link http://www.bigoven.com/167838-Sweet-Jalapeno-Texas-%27candy%27-preserves-recipe.html


That seems a little light on the vinegar to safely home can IMO. The acid content is important to food safety and canning. That recipe would be better in a pressure canner just to be safe. I would only eat that fresh in the fridge they way they are sealing the lids (that’s just me). My change would be to cook the peppers in water, drain, add 1 cup of vinegar, add sugar/spices, and bring to a boil.

This one is similar to the one I based mine on, except for the ketchup and tomatos:

http://www.cooks.com/rec/doc/0,1950,153169-229203,00.html

Again this one does not call for processing but I would process in a boiling water bath for at least 10 mins in pint jars. I used Hab’s and Jalapeno with bell peppers for filler.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24 10 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FWIW, my brother sent me some of the hot and spicy and it’s good.

http://www.sparkyandspike.com/index.htm

I ate most of the jar like salsa on chips. Also good mixed with cream cheese on a bagel.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03 10 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sounds a lot like hot pepper jelly?
and it rocks
you can get it at the super walmarts
pour a jar over cream cheese and eat with crackers.
my grandmother made some herself and it was a bit better
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