Sweet and Spicy Cream Cheese Dip

Prep Time 3 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Yields 1 appetizer dip

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) block reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufch√Ętel cheese)
  • 1/3 cup 100% pure fruit peach jelly or preserves (we use Smucker's Simply Fruit)
  • 1 tablespoon Sweet and Spicy Pepper Relish, plus more to serve on the side, if desired
  • optional for garnish: finely chopped fresh parsley

Directions

Place block of cream cheese on small serving platter.

Spoon peach jelly over top of the cream cheese, allowing a little to drip down the sides. 

Spoon 1 tablespoon Pepper Relish on top of peach jelly. Offer additional Pepper Relish to the side, if desired. (See note.)

Sprinkle a little fresh parsley on top, if desired, and serve with whole grain crackers for dipping.

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Recipe Notes

Spiciness and Extra Pepper Relish: I generally spoon just 1 tablespoon of Pepper Relish directly on top of this appetizer, so it's not too spicy for people who might not enjoy spicy foods. I've been very surprised at how much even non-spice-lovers like this recipe! To accommodate those who DO enjoy spicier foods, I like to offer extra Pepper Relish alongside. Alternately, if you know your family and friends all like spicier foods, you can feel free to spoon extra Pepper Relish directly on top.

Make ahead: You can assemble this dip up to about 1-2 days ahead and store, covered, in the refrigerator.

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