1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
I mix up my spices in a small bowl prior to adding it to the warm liquid. Just put some rice vinegar into a bowl with your spices and mix till it is well mixed! That sounds repetitive.
Put the spices into your pot and let it simmer for a few 5 minutes in the rice vinegar mixture. I like to get the seasonings dissolved prior to adding the sugar. Why Cayenne powder to an already spice veggie. It for me adds a smoky flavor. Now add your sugar and stir for 5 minutes same simmer point.
Add jalapenos at the simmer for 10 minutes more.
I like the jalapenos soft and the liquid absorbed into them.
Load sterilized jars with jalapenos first pack them tight. You can actually get a pound of cooked jalapenos into each jar.
Add liquid filling the jars leaving a 1/4 head space. Wipe the rims twist top and process in a water bath for 15 minutes. Makes 6 pints
Once the water bath is done remove jars and let them cool for at least 8 hours. Once cooled take the twist off clean your jar's and store in a cool dry spot. They are good unopened for one year. Once opened refrigerate.
Disclaimer: This is not an all inclusive recipe for making jam. You should have a basic knowledge and understanding of the canning process before proceeding. Please consult your local Center for Home Preservation for additional information and available classes.