Hot Pepper Peach Preserves Cheese Ball

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Acerast

This is a deceptive cheese ball! On the outside it appears to be a fluffy white snow ball - but on the inside is a lovely combination of creamy cheese, sweet-but-spicy hot pepper peach preserves, pungent onion and firey jalapeno. The recipe is a staple on New Years Eve at my friend Annette G's house and comes from Robert Rothchild Farm gourmet foods. They make a mean Hot Pepper Peach Preserves! Estimated time includes chilling time.

Top Review by MrsKnox2016

Really lovely recipe! I like to make a little appy for DH and I to munch on during the Sunday football game watching and a few weeks back I made up a store-bought cheeseball mix that tasted like this recipe sounded it would. I added a touch too much jelly so instead of a cheeseball, I put it into a ceramic dish and baked it until bubbly- just delish! Also, used some homemade pineapple jalapeno jelly instead of peach. Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 13 cup hot pepper peach jelly (Robert Rothchild Farm brand is awesome)
  • 1 tablespoon onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno, minced
  • 4 ounces monterey jack cheese, shredded


  1. Combine cream cheese, preserves, onion and jalapeno together until creamy.
  2. Chill for 1 hour.
  3. Roll into a ball and cover with Monterey Jack Cheese.
  4. Place on decorative plate and serve with assorted crackers.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a