Several years ago I came across a recipe for a pepper jelly & cream cheese appetizer/dip that was a cherry pepper jelly with light Karo syrup, almond extract, and even slivered almonds. I found it during Christmas and made it for a couple of parties - including New Year's eve.
Here is one recipe for cherry pepper jelly that you can make at home. The other for making a dip seems pretty simple. After making your homemade jelly jsut pour it over the top of your cream cheese and add the other ingredients. eliotseats.com/
All kinds of pepper jelly recipes can be found but most just use pepper jelly and cream cheese and rarely add any other ingredient (some use different kinds of pepper jelly).
Do you make your own pepper jelly or purchase it ready made?
I was just curious as I'm experimenting with making pineapple pepper jelly and I'm hoping it is worth the extra effort over buying it in a jar.
I believe you could take your favorite pepper jelly and experiment with adding just a small amount of each of the other ingredients until you have the taste you like. If you try this, be sure to keep good records as you go so you can make the same dip in the future.
I'm using these sites to find recipes for my pineapple jelly and their recipes have good instructions.
This one uses cherry peppers instead of cherries (but you can always use dried cherries instead of fresh in most recipes).
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I want to make the onion and pepper relish with cream cheese dip. Please let me know the ratio of cream cheese to the onion and pepper relish. Also, is it better to let is sit overnight?
By Pat from Lee, MA
I actually was looking for this recipe and in the process remembered what the recipe was!
1 8 oz. block cream cheese
1 jar red pepper jelly
1/2-3/4 c. of chopped pecans
Soften cream cheese and spread in pie plate including up the sides evenly. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
Spread with red pepper jelly.
Sprinkle with chopped scallions.
Serve with stiff crackers, tortilla chips, toasted ciabatta bread or pretzels for a tasty treat! The guests love this every single time and always ask for he recipe! You can always add more nuts and scallions to your specific taste buds!
My recipe is:
1 block cream cheese
2 C. shredded cheese (sharp cheddar or whatever)
12 strips pre cooked bacon (I buy already cooked) cut up or crumbled
Mix all together but reserve 1/2 bacon for topping. Bake at 400* for 15-20 minutes to heat and brown.
Serve with Frito Scoops or crackers. Awesome
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I am looking for a recipe that used cream cheese, I believe. You pour green or red pepper jelly over it and serve it with crackers? Is that all I need to do?