Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Christmas Present: Chilli Pepper Preserve

This is my idea for a Christmas present: homemade preserve! It is also very cheap. You can buy the jar at the supermarket for about 50 cent each. Remember to sterilize the jar in boiling water for at least 15 minutes and then to vacuum pack. To do this, you should pour the preserve into the sterilized jar when it is still hot, close it with the tap and then put it upside-down for at least 45 minutes.
I decided to go for the chilli pepper preserve because it goes really well with most of the dish that we eat during Christmas like boiled meat from the broth of the cappelletti (I’ll explain how to make cappelletti from scratch in the next post), roast meat, cheeses. But you can also add it in the pasta sauce if you want to give it a good kick.

You’ll need:
5 big apples
200 g of Red Chilli Pepper
100 g of apple vinegar
1 glass of water
100 g sugar

How to make it:

Peel, and diced the apple (remove the apple core and the seeds). Wash the red chilli pepper and remove the seeds and the green part. Put the chilli pepper and the apple with the vinegar in a blender until they form a paste.
Put the paste into a pot, add the sugar and the water and let it cook until it reaches the desired consistency.
Once it is still hot, pour the preserve into the jar and vacuum pack.

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