Aleppo-White Zinfandel Jelly

One of my most requested jellies is my pepper jelly.  I have a lot of different versions:

Apricot-Jalapeno Jelly

Hot Pepper-Tequila Jelly

Cherry-Pepper Jelly

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Jelly

Jalapeno-Berry Jelly

Mango-Jalapeno Jelly

The garden was a bust this year.  Seriously, I think I picked maybe a handful of peppers.    So, no pepper jelly this year, my friends.

I still wanted something spicy so when I saw a packet of Aleppo pepper in the pantry, I decided to experiment.  Again, as with most all of my jellies and jams this season, it has a boozy base.

The Aleppo-White Zinfandel Jelly is in the center. I love the color.

Aleppo-White Zinfandel Jelly


Spread goat cheese on crostini and top with this jelly for an easy appetizer.


  • 3 1/2 c. white Zinfandel
  • 1 1/2 t. crushed Aleppo pepper
  • 1/2 c. bottled lemon juice
  • 1 (1.75 oz.) pkg. powdered pectin
  • 4 1/2 c. sugar


  1. Sterilize jar and prepare water bath.
  2. In a 6- to 8-quart heavy pot combine wine, lemon juice, and pectin. Whisk until pectin is dissolved.   Add Aleppo pepper.
  3. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Add sugar.  Return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly and boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Quickly skim off any foam with a metal spoon.
  4. Ladle hot jelly into sterilized half-pint canning jars, leaving a 1/4-inch headspace. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids and screw bands.
  5. Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner 5 minutes (start timing when water returns to boiling). Remove jars from canner.  Cool.

Yield: 6 half pint jars

This is a truly beautiful jelly.   And I love it on goat cheese.   It’s great for a charcuterie or cheese board, too.  It is also not bad on a bagel with cream cheese.  

We’re halfway done with the Jelly of the Month reveal.  There’s six more jellies left before Christmas Eve.  Stay tuned.


If you’ve just shown up to the party, the Jelly of the Month Club theme was inspired by the December round at Food ‘n Flix and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.  You can read more about it here.

You still have time to join the fun.  

Simply pick your favorite holiday film whip up something delicious and post.   For more details on Food ‘n Flix, click here.

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