Sweet and Tangy Pepper Spread

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Susan Simpson

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@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. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

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

Ingredients

  • 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

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