Raspberry-Jalapeño Jam Spread - Mountain Cravings

Raspberry-Jalapeño Jam Spread

Raspberry-Jalapeño Jam Spread

Currently obsessing over this too-easy spread that I’ve made twice in the past few days!

Like so many good things this is almost too simple: simmering jalapenos in raspberry jam and spreading it over cream cheese and devouring with pretzels. Good old-fashioned pretzel sticks work just fine, but Pretzel Crisps (not sponsored, just addicted) are perfect for scooping.

Raspberry-Jalapeño Jam Spread | Mountain Cravings

It’s been pointed out (thanks mom!) that most Mountain Cravings recipes are pretty spicy. She’s not wrong… I’m a card-holding heat addict. Hot sauces, red pepper flakes, jalapenos in everything is just the nature of my kitchen.

While this recipe isn’t for you if you can’t handle any spice, it’s at least much more adaptable based on the amount of cream cheese you use. I’ve suggested four to eight ounces; we like it right at four, where the heat is high, but doubling the cream cheese will make this much milder. To take it down even further, mix the jam into the cream cheese rather than spreading it on top. Just don’t mix too far ahead of time – the longer those jalapenos sit, the more spice comes out!

Raspberry-Jalapeño Jam Spread | Mountain Cravings

I can imagine this would be just as killer with other jams – blackberry and peach come to mind! The sweetness of the jam is important to temper the spice level, so stick to the super-sweet jarred jams rather than low-sugar homemade versions or tart curds.

Raspberry-Jalapeño Jam Spread
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Serves: 6
  • ½ lb. fresh jalapenos, very thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. raspberry jam
  • 4-8 oz. cream cheese, room temp
  • pretzels for dipping
  1. Bring jalapenos, raspberry jam, and ¼ cup water to a simmer in a small pot. Let simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  2. While jalapenos are simmering, spread cream cheese evenly on a large serving plate. Use 4 oz. for a spicier spread, 8 oz. for a milder version.
  3. Once the sauce has reduced, spread the jalapeno jam over the cream cheese.
  4. Serve at room temp with pretzels for dipping.

Nutrition Facts
approx. 6 servings per container
Serving size 1/4 cup

Amount per serving
Calories 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 89mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 19g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 2g

Vitamin D mcg 0%
Potassium mg 0%
Not a significant source of calcium, or iron.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Nutrition information is for 4 oz. cream cheese & does not include pretzels.

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