An Easy Holiday Appetizer

We know how busy the holidays can be. With all there is to do, we thought you’d appreciate a quick and easy appetizer that you can put together in a New York minute and still look like a culinary star. All it takes is a package of cream cheese, some crackers or baguette slices, and a couple of our hot pepper jellies to get the crowd “oohing” and “ahhing” over the surprising combination of flavors.


  1. Cut the cream cheese block in half. Arrange on a bed of greens—grape leaves, lettuce, or, our favorite, nasturtum leaves all work fine.
  2. Get a jar of our Red Pepper Jelly and another of Jalapeño Pepper Jelly. The red and green colors add a dash of holiday spirit to the table. Pour several spoonfuls over the cream cheese.
  3. Serve with crackers or baguette. Don’t get too embarrassed by all the compliments.