Cowboy Candy | Canning Candied Jalapeno Peppers

Cowboy candy, also known as, candied jalapenos, is a great way to preserve fresh jalapeno peppers. These peppers are transformed into a sweet and spicy condiment, and then canned. Generally speaking, this method is a great way to preserve the harvest.

Cowboy Candy | Canning Candied Jalapeno Peppers

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Cowboy candy.  It is important to realize there are a plethora of methods for preserving peppers. However, this is, by far, the best way to preserve jalapeno peppers. With this in mind, transforming jalapeno peppers into a deliciously sweet, yet, slightly spicy treat will quickly become a favorite.

Before we begin, a few tips.

Before long the natural oils found in the peppers will begin to burn your hands. Make sure to wear gloves when handling spicy peppers.

By all means, serve candied jalapeno peppers any way you wish. In truth, consumed cowboy candy with anything and everything. With this in mind, try pairing this canning recipe with the following items:

Cowboy Candy | Canning Candied Jalapeno Peppers – Ingredients

The ingredients are basic. Many of the items list can be used with other pickling recipes. Also, raw apple cider is not necessary for this canning recipe.

  • 3 pounds fresh Jalapeno Peppers
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar (5% acidity)
  • 6 cups organic granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celery seed
  • 3 teaspoons granulated Garlic

Raspberry Jalapeno Jam

Cowboy Candy | Canning Candied Jalapeno Peppers – Instructions

This canning recipe is pickled, making it a high acidic canned item. A hot water bath canner is the most commonly know canning tool to use. However, a steam canner will prevent wear-and-tear on your stove top.

  1. Wearing gloves, slice jalapeno peppers into 1/4-inch rounds. Set aside. For even cuts use a mandolin.
  2. In a large non-reactive stockpot bring to boil apple cider vinegar, sugar, turmeric powder, celery seed, and garlic.
  3. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add jalapeno peppers. Allow to simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, scoop jalapeno peppers into half-pint jars.
  5. Bring the remaining brine to a hard boil for another 5 minutes.
  6. Leaving a 1/4-inch headspace add hot brine to jars.
  7. Remove all air bubbles and wipe jar rims. Add warmed lids and rings.
  8. Process jars in a hot water bath or steam canner for 15 minutes. Adjust the processing time for altitudes above 1,001 feet in elevation.
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Cowboy Candy | Canning Candied Jalapeno Peppers

Keyword: cowboy candy

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds fresh Jalapeno Peppers
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar 5% acidity
  • 6 cups organic granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celery seed
  • 3 teaspoons granulated Garlic

Instructions

  • Wearing gloves, slice jalapeno peppers into 1/4-inch rounds, set aside. For even cuts use a mandolin.
  • In a large non-reactive stockpot bring to boil apple cider vinegar, sugar, turmeric powder, celery seed, and garlic.
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Add jalapeno peppers and allow to simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon, scoop jalapeno peppers into half-pint jars.
  • Bring the remaining brine to a hard boil for another 5 minutes. Using a ladle, add hot brine to the jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace.
  • Remove air bubbles, wipe jar rim, add warmed lids and rings.
  • Process in a hot water bath or steam canner for 15 minutes. Adjust the processing time for altitudes above 1,001 feet in elevation.
Other Preserving Methods

Aside from canning cowboy candy, try these other methods for preserving jalapeno peppers.

  • Dehydrate and make into a powder
  • Freeze sliced or whole
  • Fermented to consume as is or as a relish
  • Freeze Dry for long term storage while maintaining 97% of its nutrients

Second to canning cowboy candy would be this roasted red jalapeno hot sauce. This is a great hot sauce to enjoy during pepper season. Also, raspberry jalapeno jam is an item to preserve every year!

Cowboy Candy | Canning Candied Jalapeno Peppers

Preserving jalapeno pepper is easy to do. Why not preserve it by putting up Cowboy Candy? This candied jalapeno is a perfect combination of sweet and spicy.

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