Hot & Sweet Pepper Jelly

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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.

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