Cream Cheese & Pepper Jelly

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Cream cheese & pepper jelly served with butter crackers is a southern classic.  If you are looking for a fast, easy, and flavorful hors d’oeuvre, give this combination a try.  The cream cheese provides rich tanginess, the pepper jelly is sweet and spicy, and the crackers lend a salty, buttery bite.  It may not be pretty, but it sure is delicious.

You can find pepper jelly in the jelly, jam, and preserves section of the grocery store, but I like to buy mine from a local gourmet shop called YUM Southern Market.  They make it in-house and have a wide variety of delicious flavors.  Additionally, I like to support small businesses when I can.

 

8 oz. brick cream cheese, softened

Pepper jelly, to taste

Butter crackers, such as Keebler Toasted Buttercrisp Crackers

 

1. Unwrap the cream cheese and place it on a serving dish.  Spoon the desired amount of pepper jelly over the top of the cream cheese.  Serve with butter crackers.

 

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