Smoked Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese
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Smoked Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese

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My friend’s husband, and fellow Traeger grill/ smoker lover, told me about this Smoked Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese that he made.

I was instantly intrigued and just had to try it for myself. Thanks, Joe, for this incredible idea!

We brought it to a Halloween party and it was loved by everyone who tried it 🙂

It was amazing when it was warm and melty, but also really delicious after it came to room temperature.

Many more variations of smoked cream cheeses are to come!

How to Make Smoked Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese

Really this could not be more simple.

Put a block of cream cheese on a plate lined with foil. The foil is so the plate won’t get black from the smokiness.

Cut about half inch down diagonally in both directions. More smoke flavor, plus it looks really cool in my opinion.

Place onto a smoker (or in my case my Traeger grill/ smoker) set to 180 to 190 degrees for 2 hours.

cream cheese block before smoking

After the 2 hours it looks slightly brown around the edges from the smoke.

It also looks like it could fall apart from being so melted.

after smoking

Next, carefully transfer to a plate, or you could serve on the foil lined plate.

Either way you’ll need a jar of red pepper jelly.

before putting jelly on the cheese

Spoon about 4 ounces of pepper jelly over top and sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves.

Serve Smoked Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese with a knife and crackers 🙂

We served this with Ritz crackers and used the knife to spread the perfect amount of cream cheese and jelly on them.

Smoked Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese
Smoked Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese
Smoked Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese

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Smoked Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese

Smoked Pepper Jelly Cream Cheese has only three ingredients, very easy to make, and an insanely delicious snack or appetizer good warm or cold

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Cream Cheese, Party Food, Pepper Jelly, Ritz, smoked, Traeger
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 6
Calories 167 kcal
Author Cheri Renee

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese
  • 4 oz pepper jelly
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • Crackers for serving (I used Ritz)

Instructions

  1. Place the cream cheese on a plate lined with foil. Cut diagonal about half inch deep with a knife in both directions (picture example in post above).

  2. Place the cream cheese in a smoker set to 180 to 190 degrees for 2 hours.

  3. Top with the pepper jelly and fresh thyme. Serve with a knife to spread onto crackers.

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