homestyle hot pepper jelly

Love Spicy And Sweet? Top Home-Style Hot Pepper Jelly Options

There’s just something about spicy and sweet. When together in a food, you’ve got something so complex, so teasing to your taste buds, that you can’t help but smile. That’s hot pepper jelly. It’s got the sweet fruit base, but within lies a little kick, sometimes a big kick to be honest. They are two different tastes that when placed together just work with all sorts of snacks from crackers to cheeses and sliced fruits.

Hot pepper jelly is a popular artisanal product. You can find lots of homemade, small batch options out there that just taste like heaven. You may be able to find them at a local farmer’s market, but if you can’t there are a many home-style hot pepper jellies available online. Below are five of our favorite that have that made from scratch flair.

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Pepper spray

Pepper Spray: Pepper As A Protector

From the Scoville scale heights… Scoville heat units: 2,000,000 – 5,300,000Jalapeño reference point: 250 to 2,120 times hotterProducts: Pepper spray on Amazon If you’re looking for a little protection that’s safer than carrying most weapons, then visiting the top of the Scoville scale has an …

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bell pepper

Bell Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are bell peppers? It’s at the bottom of the Scoville scale (0 Scoville heat units), but that certainly doesn’t make the bell pepper less popular. It’s by far the most well-known member of the capsicum family. They are tasty, crunchy, healthy, sweet (at times), …

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Malagueta pepper

Malagueta Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are malagueta peppers? Brazil is home to some pretty hot things, but none may be hotter than the malagueta pepper. With about double the heat of cayenne pepper (50,000 to 100,000 Scoville heat units), this is an extra-hot chili that’ll knock your socks off. …

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Pimento Pepper

Pimento Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are pimento peppers? You may not realize how often you eat products that contain pimento peppers. There are so many varieties of products that use this chili, due to its sweetness and mild heat (100 to 500 Scoville heat units). And that’s part of what …

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tabasco pepper

Tabasco Pepper Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are tabasco peppers? Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last century, you’ve heard of the famous Tabasco hot sauce. It is made in America and is arguably the most popular (and easily found) hot sauce on the planet. The tabasco pepper …

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Thai pepper

Thai Peppers Guide: Heat, Flavor, Uses

What are Thai peppers? Let’s start with the confusion. There are dozens of varieties of chilies that fall under the category of Thai peppers. They all share common characteristics, colors, and general heat (an extra-hot spiciness from 50,000 to 100,000 Scoville heat units.) And because …

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capsaicin

Capsaicin: The Compound Behind The Pepper Scale

Wondering where that chili pepper heat comes from? Look no further: capsaicin. It’s the little compound that could when it comes to heat. It’s the active force behind the pungency of chili peppers, the driver behind the Scoville scale’s heat units, and that’s not all. …

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