Pepper jelly

Pepper jelly
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Jars of red pepper jelly
Main ingredientsChili peppers, sugar and salt, pectin or vinegar

Pepper jelly is a preserve made with peppers, sugar, and salt in a pectin or vinegar base. The product, which rose in popularity from the 1980s to mid-1990s,[1] can be described as a piquant mix of sweetness and heat, and is used for meats and as an ingredient in various food preparations.[2] It can be put in sandwiches, or served on cream cheese for a cracker spread[2] or used to make a pepper jelly cheesecake.[3][4]

Fried chicken livers with pepper jelly from Elizabeth's Restaurant in Bywater, New Orleans

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  1. ^ "Google books ngram viewer".
  2. ^ a b King, Terry Johnson. "This pepper jelly is real hot stuff". The Miami News. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Pepper jelly is fascinating to make". Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  4. ^ "Hot Pepper Jelly Cheesecake". Retrieved 8 November 2015.