How to Make Hot Pepper Jelly?

To make hot pepper jelly you must start with ingredients. You will need 1 bellpepper, 1 1/2 cups white vinegar, 6 cups of sugar, 8 oz of liquid certo (2 packets), 1 teaspoon food coloring (red or green use red for hotter jelly-green for milder jelly), Chop peppers and put in blender with vinegar. Blend well and pour into large boiler. Add sugar and mix well. Bring mixture to a rolling boil and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat, strain through sieve and return liquid back to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add Certo and food coloring quickly. Put into 6 (1/2 pint) jars and seal. You can use heated seal method, where you heat the lids in boiling water, place on jar, secure ring tightly and turn jar upside down for 5 minutes. Turn jar up correctly and allow to cool completely before storing. Newer studies show that it is safer to seal with the hot water bath method. To do this, put into a large boiler with rack on bottom, cover with 1-2 inches of water and boil for 5 minutes. Remove to rack to cool.