Let jars cool for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight. Note: This is a fluid, pourable pepper jelly that does not fully harden, but stays spreadable even throughout refrigeration.
Press the center of each jar. If the lid does not move up and down, you can store the jars in a cool, dry place like your pantry for up to 1 year. If the lid moves up and down, you must store the jars in your refrigerator, and use each jar of jelly within 2 months.
Tabasco peppers are really, really hot. I only used 3 small ones in this recipe, and the heat starts escalating about 4 to 5 bites into the jelly when placed over cream cheese and GF crackers or muffins.PLEASE NOTE that you MUST use rubber gloves to handle, cut, and seed the Tabasco peppers. If you DON'T, you will likely burn your hands, and if you are not careful, you could end up burning your eyes if you do not use gloves. Please, please, please use gloves while handling, cutting, and seeding the Tabasco peppers. Then, discard the gloves, and wash your hands thoroughly before moving on to the next step of the recipe.