Candied Jalapenos (Cowboy Candy)

Oh my gracious.

Wow, are these good. So good in fact, I made myself sick eating them and one of my coworkers now has mouth sores from eating so many at one time.  Alright, maybe I’m being a little dramatic, but her mouth does burn.

Sorry, Sheila.

I was a bit intimidated at first because I had never canned (or jarred) anything before and it seems so….complicated. But I wanted to make them so bad, and it is SO not complicated! I’ve made three batches now and it’s a cinch.

If you are a jalapeno fan, you will absolutely LOVE, INHALE, and forever CHERISH these pretty little gems. Ok, maybe not cherish them since you’ll be eating them, but you could cherish the recipe.

I found it on Tasty Kitchen by Rebecca from Foodie With Family – and – here’s the link.

Candied Jalapenos

3 lbs. fresh jalapeno peppers, washed

2 cups apple cider vinegar

6 cups white granulated sugar

1/2 tsp tumeric

1/2 tsp celery seed

3 tsp granulated garlic

1 tsp cayenne pepper

Wearing gloves, cut the stems from the jalapenos and discard. Slice into uniform discs and set aside.

In a large pot, bring the vinegar, sugar, tumeric, celery seed, garlic and cayenne to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, then add the pepper slices and simmer for another 4 minutes.

Transfer the peppers to sterile canning jars to within 1/4 inch of the rim.

Bring the heat back up to a boil and boil hard for 6 minutes. Pour the syrup into the jars and insert a cooking stick to release any trapped air. Pour more syrup if you need to, ensuring that it’s full to 1/4″ of the rim. (Yes, I know the picture below does not depict that, but hey – a girl’s gotta snap a picture when she can).

Wipe the rims and place clean two-piece lids on the jars.

Sweet and hot. Such a fabulous combination.

Oh, and look what I did (this is only one example of what I’ve been throwing these on)….

This is my Salisbury Steak with Balsamic Gravy topped with the pretty little things.

SO. GOOD.

Enjoy!

~Dixie Chik~

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10 Comments:

  1. Holy cow these look so delicious!! Saw them on pinterest and now I simply must try to make them!

  2. For the cowboy candy recipe how many jars do I need? And do you can them or just use it right away?

    Thanks – Rick

  3. I don’t know what to way. I’m in love with this! I must make them immediately!
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  4. Confession: I’m just slowly getting myself used to spicy ingredients but these pictures are STUNNING and have me itchin’ to try the recipe. Kudos!
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    +1

  5. I made these today and boy are they hot! I’m kindof a wuss when it comes to spicy stuff, but I’ve got a few friends who will love to get them as a gift. I think next time I’ll de-seed them before throwing them into the syrup. Thanks for a twist on a tasty food!

  6. Confession: I’m just slowly getting myself used to spicy ingredients but these pictures are STUNNING and have me itchin’ to try the recipe. Kudos!
    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos recently posted..Weekly Question: Meal Planning

  7. Wow! I outta try this! Love how you paired it with the caramelized onions on steak!
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  8. Man o’ man. I can only imagine how AMAZING these are. I am t-totally hooked on jalapenos!
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