Garlic Scape Basil Jelly

This sweet and spicy jelly is the perfect accompaniment for your cheese platter...seriously dangerous!!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 16 125mL jars


  • 1/2 cup garlic scapes finely chopped
  • 2 large jalapeno peppers finely chopped (discard seeds)
  • 1 cup basil leaves finely shredded
  • 6 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups cups white vinegar
  • 1 pkg liquid Certo (85 mL)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped optional (will make the mix more mild)


  1. Finely chop all the veggies in a food processor except for basil.

  2. Add all ingredients (except Certo) in a cold pan and stir thoroughly; bring to a boil and boil for about 6-8 minutes. 

  3. Remove from heat and add Certo; stir well.

  4. Pour into jars and seal them by using the water bath method. Remove from water bath and leave on counter until all jars have sealed (when you hear a pop on the lids). Rotate every 30 minutes to keep the solids suspended.