– 1 block (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened – 1/2 cup pepper jelly (homemade or store-bought) – Crackers of your choice
Soften Cream Cheese:
Allow the cream cheese to come to room temperature, or soften it in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds to make it easier to work with.
Spread Cream Cheese:
Take the softened cream cheese and spread it evenly on a serving plate or individual crackers.
Add Pepper Jelly
Spoon the pepper jelly over the cream cheese layer. You can spread it evenly or leave it slightly swirled for a marbled effect.
For a firmer texture, you can refrigerate the cream cheese and pepper jelly bites for about 30 minutes before serving.
Serve with Crackers:
Arrange your choice of crackers around the plate or serve each pepper jelly and cream cheese bite on a single cracker.
Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or chives for a touch of color and added flavor.