Michigan State University Extension
Preserving Food Safely - 01600107


7 lb. firm bell peppers
3-l/2 cups sugar
3 cups vinegar (5% acidity)
3 cups water
9 cloves garlic
4-l/2 tsp. canning or pickling salt

YIELD: About 9 pints

PROCEDURE: Wash peppers, cut into quarters, remove
cores and seeds, and cut away any blemishes. Slice peppers
in strips. Boil vinegar, water and sugar for 1 minute.
Add peppers and bring to a boil. Place 1/2 clove of garlic
and 1/4 teaspoon salt in each hot sterile half-pint jar (see
sterilization directions following processing times);
double the amounts for pint jars. Add pepper strips and
cover with hot vinegar mixture, leaving 1/2-inch headspace.
Adjust lids and process.


Process Time at Altitudes of

of Jar 0- 1001- 6001-
Pack Size 1000 ft. 6000 ft. 8000 ft.

Hot Half-pints 5 min. 10 min. 15 min.
Hot Pints 5 10 15

To sterilize empty jars, place them right side up on the
rack in a boiling -water canner. Fill the canner and jars
with hot (not boiling) water to 1 inch above the tops of the
jars. Boil 10 minutes at altitudes of less than 1,000 feet.
At higher elevations, boil 1 additional minute for each
additional 1,000 feet elevation. Remove and drain hot
sterilized jars one at a time as filled.

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