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Post  kdms on 10/18/2012, 8:49 pm

I've got a dozen ripe habanero peppers (I think - they may be jalepeno, hubby can't remember what type of plant he bought) and I can't stand to see them go to waste. Personally, I don't like spicy/hot foods, so I was thinking a sweet/spicy jelly or jam....

Anybody got any recipes or suggestions? Significant other doesn't want them pickled..... which would have been the obvious (and easiest) solution. Rolling Eyes

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Post  camprn on 10/18/2012, 8:54 pm

Have you thought about drying them? then you can use little bits of it at a time.
http://www.chillies-down-under.com/preserving-chillies.html

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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 10/18/2012, 10:28 pm

Do you have enough for a jar of Cowboy Candy? One of the online recipes similar to that I use: http://tastykitchen.com/recipes/canning/candied-jalapenos-cowboy-candy/ If you do indeed have habaneros, leave off the cayenne. BTW, habaneros and jalapenos don't look all that much alike, so, unless the two plants hybridized, the fruits are different: jalapenos are smooth, habaneros almost always have some "pleats" on one end.
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Post  happycamper on 10/19/2012, 2:30 am

I have to admit that I chop hot peppers, place in ice cube trays then cover with water and freeze. I place the cubes in a ziplock and grab a few out to use in various recipes throughout the winter. That recipe for Cowboy Candy looks interesting.
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Post  kdms on 10/19/2012, 7:41 am

That cowboy candy recipe looks awesome! I don't have enough peppers to do the full thing, but maybe a half recipe....although there was another recipe for 'kentucky bar fight jam' on that website that looks good too.... Very Happy
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Post  CapeCoddess on 10/19/2012, 11:44 am

Bet we could use that Cowboy Candy recipe with other things, too...like leave out the spices and use ginger.

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Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 10/19/2012, 12:31 pm

Haven't tried the Kentucky Bar Fight Jam, but for an appetizer at a Rally, spread over and around a block of good quality cream cheese, and served with Ritz crackers, it was popular with the guys....'specially the ones with a beer and a touch of macho. Nonna
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Post  RoOsTeR on 10/19/2012, 12:51 pm

@kdms wrote:I've got a dozen ripe habanero peppers (I think - they may be jalepeno, hubby can't remember what type of plant he bought) and I can't stand to see them go to waste.

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Jalapeno


Habanero


Also, just in case you aren't aware, habanero peppers are much, much hotter than a jalapeno. Here's a cool site for reference:
http://missvickie.com/howto/spices/peppers/peppersdict.html

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Post  kdms on 10/19/2012, 2:49 pm

Thanks! Excellent pictures.

By following the link, it would appear we've got ourselves a 'Fresno' pepper plant. Very cool! Laughing
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