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5 Ways to Use That Jar of Pepper Jelly You Got For Christmas

Updated: Dec 14, 2020


Pepper Jelly. You either get it or you don't.

Pepper Jelly is exactly what it sounds like: a jelly made using a variety of peppers instead of grapes, strawberries, or oranges like in a marmalade. That jar that Aunt Beverly gave you at Christmas does not have to go to waste. To help out, I found five different ways you can use it.

I promise you will be coming by Buie's to grab another jar when I am done.

1. On Your Burger ... with Peanut Butter.

Do not look at me like that.

Just try it and thank me later. Apply a creamy (preferably unsweetened) peanut butter in lieu of cheese while your burgers are on the grill. Top with pepper jelly and if you really want a kick, jalapenos. Click here for a PB&J Burger recipe I found.


2. As a Glaze For Practically Anything

Shrimp, salmon, wings, you name it.

Pepper jelly makes the perfect glaze. Easter is coming and with that comes ham. They say variety is the spice of life and if you are less than enthusiastic about using the same old recipe, I have a new option for you.


3. One word... Meatballs.

One of my favorite places to station myself at the potluck is next to the 80's flower-print slow cooker filled with meatballs.

God Bless America.

Instead of your traditional grape jelly, swap it for some pepper jelly and POW! You've got an easy, old school recipe with a new kick.


4. Charcuterie

Meat and cheese trays are a favorite at every party or even just a quick dinner solution in front of the TV. Pepper jelly pairs well with most cheeses. I enjoy it with Brie or poured on top of a block of cream cheese at a party.


5. Thumbprint Biscuits

From our friends at Peggy Rose's Pepper Jellies I found this incredibly easy recipe for thumb print biscuits. Think thumbprint cookies but savory.

Take a can of frozen tea biscuits, let thaw a bit and add a thumb print. Fill thumb print with Pepper Jelly and bake for 12 minutes.

For more recipes from Peggy Rose's Click here

If you were not lucky enough to receive any for Christmas,

Peggy Rose's Pepper Jellies are for sale now at Buie's Market.

Grab your jar today!

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