Candied Jalapenos


All Photos © Christine Elise McCarthy 2013

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I stole this recipe from one of my favorite food blogs – How Sweet It Is.  She put them on the most delicious-looking nachos ever!  Isn’t her photography gorgeous?  The complete recipe is HERE.  I am going to use them a different way – recipe soon to follow.


This photo only was taken from HOW SWEET IT IS.

Here is her recipe:



candied jalapeños
4 jalapeño peppers, stems removed and sliced into rounds
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons water
the juice of 1 lime
3/4 cups granulated sugar



To prepare jalapeños, combine vinegar, water, lime juice and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, whisking to dissolve the sugar then reduce to a simmer and cook until syrupy, about 3-4 minutes. Add the sliced peppers to the mixture, increasing the heat once more so it’s bubbling and cook for another 3-4 minutes, until peppers are wilting and no longer bright green. Remove the peppers with a slotted spoon and place in a refrigerater-safe jar or container.



Simmer the syrup for another 2-3 minutes, then pour it over top of the peppers. Store in the fridge. You can make these ahead of time and pull them from the fridge when ready.

4 thoughts on “Candied Jalapenos

  1. Pingback: Roasted Jalapeno & Goat Cheese Mac & Cheese with Candied Jalapenos | Delightful-Delicious-Delovely

  2. So simple and fun! What a delicious idea! I was able to use 7 peppers with this amount of syrup. Now I want to candy everything! 🙂


  3. Pingback: Jamaican Jerk Shrimp Pizza with Candied Jalapenos & Spicy Peach, Pineapple & Mango Salsa | Delightful-Delicious-Delovely

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