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Red chili jam


During the time I start this cooking and photography blog I mad many recipes that I fell in love with them. Some were from cooking books or blogs, other just my own recipes with the ingredients I had in my kitchen.  This red chili peppers jam is one of them. I started from the basic red chili jam recipe and then I add some ingredients that I felt will please me more.

Here is the original recipe: Red chili jam. It is from a Romanian chef that I like to watch sometimes. With google translate you can read it in English too.

My quantities are a little bit different from the original recipe and this was my choice.


  • 350 g red chili peppers
  • 200 g sugar
  • 150 ml apple vinegar
  • Juice from 1 orange
  • Juice from 2 lemons
  • 2 red peppers


Cut the chili and red peppers in small pieces and then use a kitchen robot to make them as small as possible. I like it very spicy so I made 2 batches: one with seeds and one without the seeds. They are both heaven, but I need to prepare you that the one with seeds is so very spicy. I love it!

I didn’t use any gloves or mask because I didn’t feel necessary but that is only me. If you are not very friendly with your red chilies use gloves.

In a pot put the vinegar, sugar, orange and lemon juice and let it boil for 5 minutes. Add the peppers. With the heat at minimum let it boil till is thick.

Remove from the heat when the mixture resembles a jam texture. Allow to cool and transfer into jars.

Have fun making it and then enjoy it! I will put it even on the cake.


91 thoughts on “Red chili jam

  1. Gabi, This jam looks delicious. We have a small home business making jams, salsas, bbq sauces, etc. We make 5 flavors of pepper jams with jalapeno peppers. Pepper jams are delicious on crackers with a little cream cheese and as glazes on roasts, too. I have a friend who warms it first and drizzles it on vanilla ice cream.

  2. Mmm, yummy. This recipe sounds gorgeous and I am so excited to make this. You said apple vinegar is that the same as apple cider vinegar or different? Thanks so much for sharing this

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