Sweet and Tangy Pepper Spread

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Susan Simpson

By
@guycsimp

Everyone loves colorful food, especially when it's snack time! This spread looks great on a table full of munchies.

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Yum, this dip is quite tasty. It's sweet, savory and smoky. The marmalade and balsamic reduction give the dip a sweet and unique flavor. We loved the smokiness from the Gouda and bacon. Bell peppers add a crisp bite to the dip. Serving with buttery crackers is perfect. They add a nice saltiness that complements the dip really well. But try this with your favorite dippers. The Test Kitchen


Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
20 people, approximately 3 crackers each
Prep:
20 Min
Method:
No-Cook or Other

Ingredients

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8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
orange marmalade
8 oz
bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 c
smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
2 tsp
balsamic reduction
1 large
bell pepper, any color
3 small
bell peppers, any color

How to Make Sweet and Tangy Pepper Spread

Step-by-Step

  • 1Beat cream cheese and marmalade together with a hand mixer until well blended.
  • 2Stir in meat, cheese, and balsamic reduction. Set aside.
  • 3Cut off the tops of the peppers. Remove seeds and pith to make four “bowls.” Reserve the three small tops as “lids.”
  • 4Finely chop the large pepper top.
  • 5Stir into the cream cheese mixture.
  • 6Fill pepper “bowls” with the mixture. Chill until ready to serve. Serve with crackers or chips.
  • 7NOTE: If you like more chunks of peppers in your spread, just chop all of the pepper tops instead of keeping the small ones intact as "lids."

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About Sweet and Tangy Pepper Spread

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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