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Sweet and Spicy Pepper Jelly Cheese Dip

If you want to be the hit of your next party, blow everyone's mind with this really amazing dip. It is super simple to make, and will leave everyone talking about it.

Sweet and Spicy Pepper Jelly Cheese Dip

by zirbirt

Sometimes something very simple can also be the most memorable. This dip is one example. This very easy to make dip is great with crackers, pitas, or just about anything. The pepper jelly gives it a nice sweet but mildly spicy flavor, but doesn't completely overpower the cheddar or the smoky bacon. So, you end up with a bite that excites your entire tongue and actually works much better than you probably imagine.

The best part is.. This is very simple to make.

To start, I take 1/2 cup mayonnaise, an 8oz package of cream cheese, 1 cup of shredded cheddar, 1 onion chopped fine and put them all in a bowl and mix it till it is fully combined.

Then I take any kind of baking dish, but I prefer a quiche or glass pie pan.. and put the combined mixture into the pan. Then I just smooth it out.

Now I take about 12 Ritz or similar crackers, I put them in a ziplock and let a little aggression out on them.. then pour that over the cheese concoction, and spread it evenly.

This goes into a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes.

While it is baking, I take about 8 slices of bacon, cut them into smaller pieces and cook them in a frying pan over medium high heat.

Right now, your probably saying to yourself, "But Zirbirt, you told us the secret to making great bacon back on your burger recipe. Why are you making it in a pan now?" Well, there is more than one right way to make bacon. For me, its about how I want the bacon to turn out. If I am looking for nice even crisp slices, either as a simple side or for topping a sandwich or burger.. then yes the oven method is best. For this however, I want chunky thick bacon, so the stove method works.

Once the bacon is crisp, put it on a plate covered in paper towels... to rest and drain.

Once the cheese concoction is done. simple sprinkle the bacon on top.

Finally I am going to use anywhere from 1/2 cup to a 1 cup of pepper jelly and just put that on top and spread it in whatever way I think looks pretty enough.

That is all there is to it.. In about 20 minutes, you can have a nice take-a-long to any potluck or party.. or just a great addition to your next gathering. People will be apprehensive when you tell them it is "pepper jelly" but once they try it, you will find them gathered around your concoction.. and eventually scraping away at the last bits of cheese just hoping to get a tiny bit more of that flavor. Yes, it is THAT addictive.

Hope you enjoyed this!

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