Friday, December 30, 2011
Easy, yummy dip for your NYE get together
1 brick of cream cheese
1/2 cup peach preserves
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded, deveined and minced
1 sweet red pepper, seeded deveined and minced
Crushed black pepper
Put your preserves in a microwave safe dish and nuke for 30 - 60 seconds. You want the jelly to be melted and easy to stir. Add your minced peppers and about 8 turns from your pepper mill. Stir to mix well. Dump it over top of your cream cheese. Done.
I had several different types of crackers out and there didn't seem to be a preference. I will say, however, that the nice combination between spicy and sweet even made my gluten free crackers taste good! I'm going to whip a bit up for a New Years Eve party I'm going to tomorrow because everybody needs some creamy, spicy, sweet goodness to ring in the new year!
**Note on the sweet red pepper. I'm not talking about using a big ol bell pepper. Sweet red peppers are generally about the same size as a jalapeno, sometimes a little larger. If you can't find them at your local grocery store, try another variety of small, sweet pepper. Don't be afraid to ask your produce manager for suggestions. I find that the larger bell peppers have a little bitter flavor that doesn't pair well with the peach.