Pepper Jelly And Cream Cheese Is The Easy Appetizer Southern Hostesses Have Been Serving For Decades :: WRAL.com

You’re having last-minute company and need something easy to serve. If you’re from the southern U.S., one of your go-to appetizers might be a three-ingredient, sweet and savory crowd-pleaser.

Open a block of cream cheese, put it on a plate, slather it with a jar of pepper jelly and serve it with crackers like Wheat Thins, Ritz or saltines. Goat cheese is also a popular alternative to cream cheese. The creaminess of the cheese cuts down on the spiciness of the jelly and the salty crackers round it all out. Appetizer done!

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