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!
- 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄3 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