Pepper Jelly recipe

Fruit & Pepper Jelly

Have you ever made pepper jelly?

It’s one of my signature dishes that my husband loves (and he’s quite picky when it comes to my more creative concoctions. 🙈

I had some overripe strawberries strawberries 🍓 that I didn’t want to go to waste, and they made the perfect complement to this spicy 🌶️ sauce!!

Also, this has natural pectin from pears so you don’t need to add any in. 😋



  • 1 pound ripe strawberries, trimmed and cut in halves
  • 1-2 ripe pears, diced (for extra pectin!)
  • 1 organic lemon, finely diced (I prefer with the peel intact or grated)
  • 1-2 diced jalapeños (note: the seeds are spiciest!)
  • 1 cup sugar (coconut or brown)
  • pinch of salt (Himalayan or Celtic sea salt)


  1. Mash strawberries and pears with a potato masher or fork.
  2. Combine all ingredients together in a small saucepan or pot.
  3. Heat over medium-high heat until boiling, reduce and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes or until thickened.
  4. Transfer into a clean glass or mason jar and store in the refrigerator (up to 7 days).
  5. Enjoy in both savory and sweet dishes for a flavorful kick!


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