I grew up in the little town of Knob Noster, Missouri, population 2,400. A few miles from Knob Noster (no really, that's what it's called) was the town of Windsor, which had established Amish and Mennonite communities. Several Amish stores popped up around the state tempting those with their delicious home made jams, jellies and soup mixes.. This was my first encounter with pepper jelly.
I've tasted pepper jellies that were more like candy in their sweetness but with little to no spicy heat and others with a hint of spicy. I prefer pepper jellies that bite back ;). So I was delighted when I saw that Pham Fatale's Habanero jelly recipe called for 15 habanero peppers! I've adjusted her recipe to suit my taste and I advise you to do the same. If you prefer a medium to hot jelly, then use 6 habaneros. If you like it extra, extra hot, then follow the original recipe and use all 15 peppers.