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Red Pepper Jam


3 pounds red bell peppers

1½ tablespoons red chili flakes

1 ounce apple pectin

6½ cups granulated sugar

1 ounce butter

1¼ teaspoons salt

1½ cups apple cider vinegar

For serving: soft cheese and salty crackers


  1. Seed and core bell peppers and cut into medium-sized pieces. In a blender, blend bell peppers and chili flake until smooth. Transfer to a medium saucepan.
  2. Mix pectin with 1 cup of sugar and add to the puree. Over medium-low heat, bring puree to a simmer. Add remaining ingredients, and boil vigorously for 8 minutes. Pour into shallow container and allow to cool for several hours.
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