Hatch New Mexico Green Chile Jelly Recipe • I am New Mexico

Hatch New Mexico Green Chile Jelly Recipe

When you think about New Mexico green chile, you think about chile rellenos, enchiladas, or a topping for any New Mexican food. Less often, you find green chile being used in a sweet capacity. Most have heard of green chile apple pie and other infused dishes, but green chile jelly? Yes, finally a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for adults, or maybe even on a bagel with cream cheese, and specifically designed for New Mexicans. Enjoy!

Bagel with green chile jelly and a side of sweet potato fries and sweet pickles / Photo by @itstariq


  • 1 cup Hatch Green Chile or comparable New Mexico green chile
  • 1 c White vinegar
  • 6 cups Sugar
  • 1 package Certo or pectin
  • Green food coloring


Put green chiles in a blender or food processor and blend, mix with sugar and vinegar and put into a pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a nice simmer and cook about 30 minutes or until it begins to thicken. Skim foam off the top. Remove from heat, add pectin and a small amount of food coloring. Stir and pour into containers. Will keep indefinitely in a refrigerator.

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