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Pepper jelly poured over a block of cream cheese on a charcuterie board.

Cream Cheese with Pepper Jelly

Cream cheese with pepper jelly is a Midwestern delicacy, a beloved appetizer made from just 2 ingredients. It's creamy, spicy, and sweet, and you'll love it.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 8 servings (1/4 cup each)
Calories 176kcal



  • In a serving dish, set the block of cream cheese. Top with pepper jelly and serve with crackers.


  1. Pepper jelly: Make your own pepper jelly with 5 ingredients (red peppers, habañeros, sugar, vinegar, and pectin) or use store bought.
  2. Yield: This recipe makes 8 servings, 1/4 cup each (assuming 2 ounces cream cheese and 2 ounces pepper jelly).
  3. Storage: This recipe is best enjoyed the day it is made.


Serving: 2oz | Calories: 176kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 381IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg