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Recipe: Sweet Jalapeño Jam

Recipe: Sweet Jalapeño Jam

Sweet Jalapeño Jam

by Dylan Sabuco
Photo by rchat
prep time
5 minutes
cook time
10 minutes
6-10 servings

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Sweet Jalapeño Jam

Get ready ‘cause whether you spread, dip, or drizzle it, this sweet and spicy jalapeño number is gonna be your new JAM!

Happy & Healthy Cooking,

Chef Erin, Food-Geek-in-Chief

Fun-Da-Mentals Kitchen Skills

  • blend :

    to stir together two or more ingredients until just combined; blending is a gentler process than mixing.

  • chop :

    to cut something into small, rough pieces using a blade.

  • measure :

    to calculate the specific amount of an ingredient required using a measuring tool (like measuring cups or spoons).

  • sauté :

    to cook or brown food in a pan containing a small quantity of butter, oil, or other fat.

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Sweet Jalapeño Jam

  • 1/2 jalapeño, chopped roughly (if concerned about safety, sub mild poblano pepper)
  • 1/4 C white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1 tsp cornstarch


Sweet Jalapeño Jam

chop + measure + boil

Carefully, cut 1/2 jalapeño in rough pieces. (Remove the seeds and white from the inside of the jalapeño to remove some spiciness.) Combine the chopped jalapeño, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup water, and 1 teaspoon cornstarch in a small saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes.

blend + cool

Remove all the contents of the saucepan and place them in your blender (or pitcher + immersion blender). Blend until smooth and bright green. Place the blender or pitcher in the refrigerator to cool until ready to serve. This jam is a perfect sweet and spicy spread for Crispy Corn Southern Hush Puppy Fritters (see recipe)!

The Yolk's On You

Why didn't the jalapeños do archery?

Because they didn't habanero.

That's Berry Funny

What does a busybody pepper do?

It gets jalapeño business.

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