Sweet and spicy cracker spread

One of the things Ian and I like to do is take a day off and go on a road trip in our area to discover some of the fun things our guests could enjoy during their stay with us. One day we took a trip to the Smuckers store in Orrville, Ohio. It was a bit further than we usually suggest for our guests – maybe 1 1/4 hours drive from the inn – but it was a fun place to discover. For those who are unfamiliar with Smuckers, their main claim to fame is Smuckers jams, jellies and preserves. Their family of brands also includes Pillsbury, Jif Peanut Butter, Martha White, and HR Knudsen. At the center of the store they have a sampling bar where they allow you to taste some of the products. And one of the things on the sample bar that day was a spread that was so delicious I wanted to eat the whole jar. I was quite surprised when they told me it was made with Dickinson’s Sweet ‘n Hot Pepper and Onion Relish. If you can’t get Dickinson’s where you are, feel free to substitute any pepper jelly or relish.

It’s so easy I hesitate to even call this a recipe. Serve with your favorite crackers.

1 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup of Pepper Onion Relish

Combine ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Good on crackers or cucumber slices.

The White Oak Inn
Yvonne Martin
Bed and Breakfast Foodie

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