Jalapeno Jam

Sweet Heat Sensation: Jalapeño Jam Recipe for Every Occasion

Calling all spice enthusiasts and adventurous palates! Today, we’re diving into the world of jalapeno jam, a versatile condiment that adds a delightful kick to your culinary creations. Whether you’re overflowing with fresh red and green jalapeños from your garden or simply browsing the vibrant stalls at your local farmer’s market, this recipe is the perfect way to utilize this vibrant pepper. Don’t be intimidated by the word “jam”; this recipe is surprisingly simple and delivers a flavor explosion that will leave you wanting more.

Jalapeno Jam Recipe

Beyond the Ordinary: The Versatility of Jalapeño Jam

But what makes this jam so special? It goes far beyond being a simple spread. Jalapeño jam offers a unique blend of sweet, savory, and spicy flavors that elevates various dishes:

  • Savory Delights: Spread it over cream cheese or blue cheese with crackers for an elegant appetizer with a fiery twist.
  • Burger Bliss: Top your favorite burger with a dollop of jam for a burst of flavor and heat that complements the rich meat.
  • Grilled Goodness: Drizzle it over grilled salmon or chicken for a sweet and spicy glaze that tantalizes the taste buds.
  • Sandwich Surprise: Create a unique and delicious flavor profile by adding a dollop of jalapeno jam to your classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
jalapeño jam recipe

The versatility of this jalapeno jam recipe doesn’t end there! Use your creativity and explore ways to incorporate this jam into your favorite recipes, from quesadillas and tacos to dipping sauces and salad dressings. It also makes a fun gift for Christmas presents, especially for those folks who love spicy foods. Store in a Mason jar up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.

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Jalapeno Jam Recipe

Jalapeno Jam

Recipe by Jason Hill – CookingSessions.com
This jalapeño jam recipe is the perfect way to use up fresh red and green jalapeños from your garden or local farmer's market!
Try it over cream cheese with crackers, top it on a burger, put a dollop on grilled salmon, or make a spicy peanut butter and jelly sandwich! 
Store this in a Mason jar up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Appetizer, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 1/2 pound red fresno or jalapeño peppers
  • 1/2 pound green jalapeño peppers
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • Salt to taste


  • Remove stems and seeds from peppers and slice thinly.
  • Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the peppers and sauté until they are softened. Next add the sugar, vinegar and water. Bring to a boil.
  • Lower heat and simmer about 30 minutes, until the mixture is thick and syrupy.
  • Season with salt and place in a Mason jar with a lid. This keeps up to 2 weeks stored in the refrigerator.
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Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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