At altitudes above 1,000 feet, increase processing time as indicated: 1,001 to 3,000 feet - increase processing time by 5 minutes; 3,001 to 6,000 feet - increase processing time by 10 minutes; 6,001 to 8,000 feet - increase processing time by 15 minutes; 8,001 to 10,000 feet - increase processing time by 20 minutes.
Handling Jalapeño Peppers
For more heat, leave in some of the jalapeño seeds. Protect hands with rubber gloves while preparing jalapeño peppers.
Jam or Jelly Didn't Set?
Every once in a while, you may find that your jam does not set the way you expected. If your efforts resulted in a runny batch, try our Remake Directions to improve your finished jam. If your jam still doesn't set, you can always use it as a glaze or syrup.
How to Measure Precisely
To get exact level cup measures of sugar, spoon sugar into dry metal or plastic measuring cups, then level by scraping excess sugar from top of cup with a straight-edged knife.
How to Easily Chop the Peppers
Use pulsing action of food processor to process the peppers until finely chopped as directed in recipe, stopping as necessary to scrape ingredients off side of food processor container; drain well. The ingredients need to be finely chopped in order for them to be evenly distributed in the finished jam.