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The tradition of making jalapeño jelly in the Hill Country dates way back. It’s dandy for all sorts of things like slathering on your morning biscuit with lots of butter, or serving on lamb with a little mint stirred in. But undoubtedly, the most popular use for jalapeño jelly is as a party munchie served over cream cheese. Set out a plate of it with your favorite crackers or tortilla chips and watch it disappear in no time at all!


8-ounce block cream cheese, softened
1 jar Fredericksburg Farms Jalapeño Jelly
Your favorite crackers or corn tortilla chips
Fresh red jalapeño, fan sliced as garnish, if desired


Place the block of cream cheese in the middle of a serving plate. Pour the Jalapeño Jelly over the cream cheese, and add a spreading knife. Garnish with fan-sliced red jalapeño, if desired, and serve with a basket of your favorite crackers or corn tortilla chips.