It’s beginning to become pepper season, when they start coming … they keep coming.  Here is a simple canning recipe to preserve now for a tasty treat this winter.  Enjoy!

  • 8 whole garlic cloves (optional)
  • 2 1/2 to 3 lbs. of banana peppers (this is an estimate)
  • 4 tsp. salt (1/2 tsp. per jar)
  • 4 tsp. alum (1/2 tsp. per jar)
  • 7 cups white vinegar (estimate)
  • 7 cups water (estimate)
Wash whole banana peppers to remove any dirt. Remove tops from peppers and cut peppers into rings. I cut my rings sort of thick, but you can cut them as thick or thin as you want.

In a large pot, combine 7 cups of water and 7 cups of white vinegar, heat on high until boiling.

Add 1 clove of garlic to empty jar, and then pack banana pepper rings tightly into the jar. Add 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. alum to the peppers. Pour hot vinegar-water mixture over the peppers. Immediately put on lid and ring to seal. Repeat with remaining peppers and jars, water bath for five (5) minutes.

Yields 8 pints

Finished product, Enjoy!


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