Don’t get stuck in a pepper jelly rut!

Don’t get stuck in a pepper jelly rut!
November 29, 2019 Erin


This is such a versatile product that there are probably hundreds of different ways you can use it, depending on your taste preferences.  We have a lot of great ideas for how to use Pepper Jelly!

Here I have listed 24 ways to use Pepper Jelly – other than the fan favorite crackers and cream cheese. Now all you have to do is figure out what flavor of pepper jelly you want to use! 

  1. Glaze over pork chops while grilling.
  2. Vinaigarette Dressing – Mix 1/2 Cup Olive oil and 2 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar together until mixed well, add in 1/2 Cup Pepper Jelly and mix thoroughly.  Season with salt and pepper.  Serve over a nice spinach salad or coleslaw.  You can use any flavor of jelly.
  3. Ham and Turkey Sandwich – use pepper jelly instead of mustard
  4. Peanut Butter and Pepper Jelly Sandwiches  
  5. Cocktail Meatballs – Cook frozen meatballs on low in a crockpot and mix with 1/2 bottle Pepper Jelly.  Heat until meatballs are cooked through. 
  6. Serve on Biscuits or Cornbread either with or without butter!
  7. Use as a dip for Egg Rolls
  8. Use in Pulled Pork – In crockpot add Pork Butt (3 lbs) and 1 Cup Beef Broth and cook on low for 8-10 hours until you can pull the meat apart – In small saucepan mix together 1 cup of pepper jelly, 1/4 Cup Cider Vinegar, 2 TBSP Brown Sugar, 6 oz Tomato Paste, 1 TBSP Worcestershire Sauce cook until thick about 15 minutes.  Mix the pulled pork in with the pepper jelly sauce and serve on buns.
  9. Glaze over Pork Tenderloin – cook in oven and at the very end of cooking, add pepper jelly as a glaze.
  10. Candied Bacon – Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil (to catch any drips) then place a cooling rack on the sheet.  Lay bacon flat on the cooling racks and coat with a glaze of pepper jelly.  Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes (flip at 10 minutes) or until bacon is crisp.
  11. Spicy sandwich spread – mix equal parts mayo and pepper jelly – great with one of our spicier jellies
  12. Mix with ranch dressing and smother on grilled chicken and cook until warm
  13. Serve over ice cream (one of my favorites!)
  14. Bagel, cream cheese and pepper jelly
  15. Make thumbprint cookies with pepper jelly instead of regular jam
  16. Use as a sauce for hot wings
  17. Use as a topping on baked brie
  18. Use as a glaze on baked ham
  19. Use as a dipping sauce with chicken tenders.
  20. Stirfry veggies and use pepper jelly as the sauce!
  21. Make Jalapeño Poppers!  You can use any pepper jelly flavor, these make wonderful appetizers while you are waiting for dinner!
  22. Mix it up and make a dip!  You can really use your imagination on this one, mixing pepper jelly with cream cheese is a simple dip, you can even heat it in the oven at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (or until bubbly) and serve it warm with tortilla chips or crackers.
  23. Pour over roasted sweet potatoes.
  24. Glaze salmon, or enjoy on fish tacos.

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