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I absolutely love this dip/spread! I first tried this method a few years back. I was in the grocery store next to the jalapeno jelly when two people were in the aisle talking about this appetizer of how yummy it was and that they would always take it to get-togethers. Me thinking it sounded a little weird, I thought I would go ahead and try it and picked up a thing of jalapeno jelly. I have been addicted to this since then! Its so creamy! And Im always in love with the sweet and spicy combos. This is great as an appetizer to take to parties. Or even better as a snack, that way you get it all to yourself! Club crackers are my favorite to eat with this. And I do like my cream cheese to be softened slightly but still have a chill on it. I tell people about this all the time and they think Im weird. But you cant knock it until you try it! Its so addicting!
YES! YES!! YES!!! If you try this and DO NOT like it...what planet are you from???
I use this recipe with different gourmet jalapeno jellies (My favorite is blackberry jalapeno). At Christmas time I make a festive platter with the cream cheese cut diagonally with the squared sides together, making a Christmas tree. It was a hit for the table, many compliments were made on how cute it was.
I make a lime/tomatillo jam that works fantastically well for this recipe. I also make a super hot red habanero jam that I serve on the side for those sissies who don't eat spicy things. I once had someone try the habanero jam straight, and his screams could be heard throughout the whole county. Anyway, this is a classic recipe that lends itself to nearly any jam or jelly; the more unusual the better. The jalapeno original goes back about 50 years. Be creative.
I am planning on making this for Thanksgiving. I will cut the cream cheese like a torte and layer with cranberry spread and hot pepper jelly.
Definitely great! I love it with Fritos best but any cracker is good.
Yes, this is yummy and easy to keep ingredients on hand. I like to slice the cream cheese a bit and layer (like canned cranberries)then pour jelly over the top. It shows better!
I serve this all the time and I have a great recipe for the Jalapeno Jelly from on here(Food.com).
Hot Pepper Jelly
this is one of my favorite recipes! my stepdad makes homemade jalapeno jelly and raspberry jalapeno jelly. i like to serve both since it's holiday colors, but my favorite is the raspberry jalapeno!! thanks for posting. this is a super easy and tasty keeper!!
Absolutely loved this ! It has to be the easiest appetizer in the worldI. I brought it to a friend's for New Year's and it was devoured. I had previously made my own Jalapeno jelly so I just grabbed a jar of that and brought the cream cheese and crackers and assembled when we got there. How easy is that? I still have cream cheese in my fridge but ran out of jalapeno jello so I guess I'll be making more of that soon as I want to have all of the ingredients on hand for this easy appetizer. Thanks so much for making my New Year's a little less stressful !