Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pepper Jelly and Cream Cheese

This is absolutely the easiest appetizer on the planet! In fact, there's really no recipe. Now, if you're not from these parts, you might be a bit skeptical of the name of this spread. But trust me, it's good! All you need is a block of cream cheese (regular or reduced fat, not fat-free) and a jar of red pepper jelly. (I like Braswells brand, which is made in South Georgia, because it has a little kick to balance the sweetness). The creaminess of the cheese is the perfect foil for the sweet-and-slightly spicy flavor of the jelly. To serve, place the cream cheese on a plate and spoon the jelly over the top. Then spread it on crackers, toasted baguette slices, or sea salt bagel chips (my favorite). Enjoy!

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