Be sure to use the seeds from the jalapeño peppers to infuse the preserves with some heat. Serve as a condiment with toast,
as a sandwich spread with smoked turkey, as a sauce for grilled or blackened chicken or pork chops, or as an appetizer topping
with cream cheese and crackers.
The preserves need to be refrigerated, so store in clear glass containers with secure lids. Include a note on the gift tag
to keep the preserves chilled. Also include these serving suggestions: "Spread preserves on toasted nut bread and serve with
Brie, or make sandwiches using the preserves and cashew butter."
If you're new to canning, freezer preserves are an excellent place to start. Most use instant pectin, need minimal cooking,
and are not processed in boiling water. Even if you're an old hand at putting up, you'll appreciate this recipe. It's as easy
and sunny as a Southern Saturday morning, and it won't heat up your kitchen.