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November 26, 2012 Christmas, For a Potluck, For the Table, Recipes, Seasonal

Pepper Jelly Appetizer Recipe

You may remember that we’re pretty crazy about Pepper Jelly a delectable pepper glaze and spread.  You can get the recipe for Pepper Jelly here. It’s really easy to make especially with Mrs. Wages Pepper Jelly Kit. We like to use Pepper Jelly as a main ingredient in this super easy and festive appetizer.

Pepperelly Appetizer

Ingredients:

Recipe:

  1. Cut a chunk of cream cheese and place it on a sheet of saran wrap and place another sheet of saran wrap on top.
  2. Flatten the cream cheese to your preferred thickness.
  3. Use a holiday shaped cookie cutter and press onto the cream cheese to create a festive mold. We used a snowman cookie cutter.
  4. Remove the saran wrap and scoop away the excess cream cheese from the design with a knife or small spatula.
  5. Flip the cream cheese mold (Snowman) onto a serving plate and pour some Pepper Jelly on top of the mold.
  6. Serve with crackers or slices of a toasted baguette.

TIP: You can substitute cream cheese with goat cheese, or use hummus.

For those of you who have an artistic ability you can create your own design by hand. Use a toothpick to draw your initial sketch. We mixed some cream cheese and Pepper Jelly together and then sculpted this Christmas tree using a knife and a spatula.

Pepperelly Appetizer

Get creative with your molds, make a wreath, or a gingerbread man. Of course, you can come up with all sorts of ideas for other holidays – a heart for Valentine’s Day, a flower for spring, a pumpkin for autumn. You get the idea!

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22 Comments
  1. Karen Posted November 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    If I had a mold, I might shape my cream cheese…but I have to say that cream cheese topped with something like this wouldn’t last long at my family party so I probably wouldn’t bother shaping it. I know, I know, we eat with our eyes first…

  2. Karen Posted November 26, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    My favorite holiday appetizer is either cream cheese with jalapeno jelly or a crock pot jalapeno popper dip. It’s hard to choose.

  3. Jonquil Alexia Posted November 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    I would make a traditional julbock (Scandanavian Yule goat).

  4. Jonquil Alexia Posted November 26, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    My favorite appetizer is the child-friendly (I have 3 young grandchildren) pigs-in-a-blanket made with croissant dough & mini sausages.

  5. Jennifer Posted November 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Permalink

    hmm, maybe a peace dove – too ambitious?

  6. Jennifer Posted November 26, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    olives and artisanal cheeses

  7. Hugh Posted November 27, 2012 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    A pumpkin.

  8. manda Posted November 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    I would make the christmas tree…. very cute!

  9. manda Posted November 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    I like any kind of dip with cheese!

  10. donna savage Posted November 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    i like to use Pepperelly in a savory tart. Spread a good amount on the bottom, top with a relatively mild cheese, add some bacon pieces, a little more cheese, and diced fresh tomatoes, bake at 350 for about 20 minutes, delicious!!!!

  11. anne Posted November 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    Probably a snowman

  12. Nikki Posted November 29, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    I’d press an herbed cream cheese mixture into a star mold, then “float” that in a sea of Pepperelly!

  13. lynn m. Posted November 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Not an appetizer, chicken! It would be delish on grilled chicken!

  14. Judy Trimpe Posted November 30, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    I think a star would be pretty. It would give several edges for getting the cream cheese and glaze onto your cracker!

  15. Jodi M. Posted November 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Maybe the star of Bethlehem. I’m not too creative!

  16. Jodi M. Posted November 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    My favorite holiday appetizer IS pepperjelly, cream cheese and crackers!

  17. Claire Posted November 30, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    I think I’d just do cream cheese and crackers – simple and bound to be good!

  18. Claire Posted November 30, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    My favorite appetizer is chips and guacamole.

  19. Cynthia Hamm Posted December 1, 2012 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    Love the snowman idea. Also love this with seafood.

  20. Janet M Posted December 1, 2012 at 3:52 am | Permalink

    I would make a star!

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