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How to Pickle Hot Peppers: National Pickled Peppers Month

National Pickled Peppers Month spices up our menus this October, and you too can Pickle Hot Peppers of your own.

peppers at Central Market in Houston, TXAlthough my recipe works well for red shepherd peppers, it works better for Hungarian banana & jalapeño peppers.

It’s best to wear gloves if you’re working with hot peppers & scrub your hands thoroughly with soapy water before touching your face or body.

How to Pickle Hot Peppers:

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers…Let’s pickle some hot ones!

Type: Canning Recipe

Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Canning Time: 10 min
Yields: about 8 pints



  1. Wash & prepare 4 lbs long, hot peppers; they may be hot, green, yellow or red in color, and green & red bell peppers.
  2. Blanch in boiling water or grill til blistered on the BBQ or under a broiler.
  3. Cool off & remove skin. * Tip: Small peppers are okay whole; large peppers will flatten out nicely if slashed with 3 or 4 slits.
  4. Fill jars with peppers, allowing 1/2 inch head space.
  5. In a large pot, bring to a boil, distilled white vinegar, water, sugar, pickling salt & cloves of garlic. Reduce heat & simmer for about 12 min. Remove garlic.
  6. Pour hot pickling brine over peppers in jars, allowing 1/2 inch head space.
  7. Apply lids & rings to jar tops.
  8. Process in a canner for 10 min.
  9. Remove to sheltered, covered spot in the kitchen.
  10. When lids go “pop,” the jars are ready to be moved to a cool, dry, dark area.
  11. Allow to cure for at least 4 – 5 weeks.

National Pickled Peppers Month will be a spicy one when you pickle your own hot peppers!

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