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Pepper Jelly Cheese Dip is a warm appetizer served with butter crackers! This easy appetizer recipe uses simple ingredients that have the best flavor when combined.
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4.70 from 10 votes

Pepper Jelly Cheese Dip

This easy warm appetizer dip recipe uses simple ingredients that everyone loves.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 12


  • 9 inch pie pan
  • Spatula
  • Knife
  • Microwave safe bowl


  • 2 (8 ounce blocks) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 8 Ritz Crackers, crushed
  • 8 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pepper jelly


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • In the pie dish, combine the softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, and green onion. Press the cheese mixture into the pie dish until it is smooth and even.
  • Add the crushed Ritz Crackers on top of the cheese mixture
  • Top the Ritz Crackers with the chopped bacon
  • Bake the dip for 25-30 minutes
  • Just before the dish is done baking, place the pepper jelly in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave the jelly in 30-second intervals until it is melted
  • Once the cheese mixture is done baking, pour the melted pepper jelly on top and enjoy with crackers, chips, or even veggies!