PEACH JALAPEÑO CHEESE BALL
4 oz. cream cheese
½ cup thick and chucky salsa
½ jar Brand’s Fine Foods Peach jalapeño jelly
4 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
Mix together, shape into a ball, and roll on slivered almonds. Refrigerate for 8-12 hours. Serve with crackers or top off a hamburger.
VINAIGRETTE SALAD DRESSING
To give your salad a kick, try this:
½ cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup vinegar
½ jar Brand’s Fine Foods flavored jelly
Mix all ingredients in a blender and serve over mixed greens, or marinate your steaks or chicken breast.
PINEAPPLE SAUCE FOR CHICKEN
½ cup butter
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
¼ cup lemon juice
1/3cup Brand’s Fine Foods Pineapple Jalapeño Jelly
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
Melt butter in sauce pan, add cornstarch, blend, and add remaining ingredients. Cook for 5 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly. Brush on chicken during the last 5 minutes of grilling time. Heat remaining sauce and serve with chicken.
JALAPEÑO JELLY AND BEER BARBECUE
Add two parts Brand’s Fine Foods Orange Jalapeño Jelly to one part apple juice or dark beer to liven up your next barbecue. Bush on meats before and during grilling. Try on pork, duck, chicken, turkey, buffalo, or whatever you plan to grill.
ORANGE GLAZED PORK CHOPS
½ cup Brand’s Fine Foods Orange Jalapeño Jelly
2 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
½ teaspoon mustard
½ teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
½ minced garlic
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 bone-in pork loin chops
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
In a small bowl, combine the jelly, orange juice, mustard, soy sauce, garlic, and pepper flakes, set aside. In a large skillet brown pork chops in oil on both sides over medium-high heat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes longer or until no longer pink in the middle. Remove and keep warm. Pour jelly mixture into skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer, uncovered for 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Spoon over pork chops.
More Serving Suggestions
As an appetizer on cream cheese and crackers • Combine with flavored vinegar or Italian dressing and use as a marinade for grilling meats and veggies • Stir into soups, eggs, or a stir fry • On bagels, toast, or pancakes • As a spread for sandwiches (combine with mayo or use by itself) • Add to Mexican dishes like tacos, taco salad, refried beans, etc. • Spread on a pita and add fresh or grilled veggies
Make a delicious cheese ball hors d’oeuvres • Try some as an ice cream topping or in a milk shake • Jazz up left overs • Add some to your favorite meatloaf • Spread jelly instead of frosting between layers of cake (Raspberry jelly on a chocolate cake is a marriage made in heaven)
Liven up your salad by adding jelly to oil and vinegar • Stir a spoonful of jelly or syrup into a glass of ice tea • Dilute jelly with a compatible liquor • Spoon over chunks of fruit • Blend with low-fat yogurt • A dipping sauce for chicken nuggets or jalapeno poppers.