Directions for Canning Hot Peppers in Apple Cider Vinegar


After you have grown fresh hot peppers in your outdoor garden, you may end up with more peppers than you expected. However, you can store many of you excess pepper in glass mason jars. To add flavor to your peppers you also can store them with an apple cider mixture. You will achieve the best flavor the longer the hot peppers are stored and marinated in the apple cider vinegar mixture.

Step 1

Wash your fresh hot peppers in cool running water and allow them to dry over paper towels.

Step 2

Place your hot peppers on a cutting board and slice the peppers into 1/2-inch slices using a sharp knife.

Step 3

Add the hot pepper slices to a glass jar and make sure to leave at least two inches of space at the top of the jar.

Step 4

Add 1/2 cup of water, 1-1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar and 1/2 cup of olive oil to a medium saucepan, and bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 5

Stir the mixture and continue boiling for five minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and allow at least 10 minutes for the mixture to cool.

Step 6

Pour the mixture into the jar with the hot peppers and tighten the lid over the jar. Store the jar in a cool and dark place or in your refrigerator. Peppers can be stored up to three months.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Jar
  • Saucepan
  • Hot peppers
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


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