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Homemade Hot Pepper Butter


This is not a recipe one just breezes through.  This is for the die-hard do-it--yourself-er in the kitchen.  This recipe isn't terribly complicated, it's just a lot of work, a lot of stinging skin (and eyes if you aren't careful), but the reward is worth the work.  This recipe is a classic example of how the Amish have adapted and embraced "new" foods.  Hot peppers have gradually found their way into many Amish gardens and this delicious spread is the end result.  The sugar "tames" the fiery peppers and you end up with a sweet/hot balanced spread that is delicious on a sandwich or just spread on bread.  If anyone actually tries this recipe at home let us know how it turns out! 

42 hot peppers

1 pint of yellow mustard

1 quart of vinegar

6 cups of sugar

1 tablespoon of salt

1 cup flour

1 1 /2 cups water

Grind hot peppers, add mustard, vinegar, sugar, and salt and bring to a boil.  Make a paste with flour and water and add to boiling mixture and cook five minutes. Pour into pint jars and seal. Makes 7 pints.

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Our local church has made this for years---like more than 50 dozen pints of it and a lot of the members make it at home. I am making it at home this year cause my husband has to have it on every sandwich.

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I have made this recipe for several years. We absolutely love it on sandwiches. We even pour it over cream cheese and use it as a dip.
Generally I use Hungarian hot wax peppers but I have spiced it up some with jalepenos for those who really like things hot.

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Homemade hot pepper butter is a summer staple in the Eicher household.....but over cream cheese???  Sounds interesting!!!

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"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift... that's why they call it the present."

That is how we eat our homemade jalepeno jelly, with cream cheese.  I think it kind of cools and balances out the heat. 

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I want to try this probably just half the recipe.  There are so many different types of hot peppers so does anyone have a clue as to which type is best?  JDS

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"Aspire to inspire before you expire"

My mom and gma used to make jalepeno jelly, and eat it on toast,bagels, or crackers with cream cheese.  It wasn't bad, actually :-)

I learned the hard way... you got to wear gloves when working with this hot lil buggers!  My fingers burned for about 11 hours after chopping hot peppers to make "cowboy caviar".  I got on the Internet and tried all of the home remedies I could find, but none worked!  So... next time, the gloves will definitely come out.