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Making hors d'oeuvres for a soiree can be an arduous task, or it can be as easy as pie. Easier, even -- we'll amend that to "easy as eating pie" because that's way easier than actually making pie. Trader Joe's Hot & Sweet Pepper Jelly, our take on a Southern tradition, is a blend of red & green bell peppers, red & green jalapeño peppers, green chili peppers, sugar, and vinegar. It's a little hot, nicely sweet, with a bit of tang. It exists for the sole purpose of making your hors d'oeuvres prep simpler, easier, and significantly quicker.
Start with a block of cream cheese. Let it sit out for a few minutes to soften. Then -- and here's the hard part -- twist off the top of a jar of Hot & Sweet Pepper Jelly. Pour the Jelly over the cream cheese. Serve with crackers (our Cracker Assortment is a good choice here). There, holiday party planning friends, is your simple hors d'oeuvre. Not fancy. Not pretentious. Definitely delicious. And definitely easy.
Trader Joe's Hot & Sweet Pepper Jelly comes in an 11 ounce jar for $2.49, every day. You'll find it on our grocery shelves.