Cheese Cookies and Jalapeno Pepper Jelly

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CherylHutch
CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375 Member
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Ok.. a few more Canuck recipes, that may have traveled down south of the border... but are definitely worth making at this time of the year. Heck, any time of the year!

JALAPENO PEPPER JELLY
(my favourite! Spread cream cheese on crackers and then a dab of this jelly spread on top of the cream cheese.. voila!)

3 green bell peppers, seeded and finely chopped (I like to use 2 green bell peppers and 1 red bell pepper)
2 (4 ounce) cans sliced jalapeno peppers, chopped (or you can use fresh, but you'll want to take most of the seeds and ribs out of them. The more seed you leave in, the hotter it will be)
1 1/2 cups distilled white vinegar (I use 3/4 cup plain white vinegar and 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (Optional) - Ha! I go for a generous teaspoon of the cayenne
1 (6 fluid ounce) container liquid fruit pectin
5 drops of green food coloring (optional) - makes the end product very pretty

Combine the bell peppers, Jalapeno peppers, vinegar, sugar, and cayenne pepper in a large pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring quite frequently. When the mixture comes to a rolling boil that cannot be stirred down, stir in the pectin. Cook for 5 more minutes at a boil, then remove from the heat. Stir in the green food coloring, if desired.

Ladle jelly into hot sterile jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Process jars in a boiling water bath for 5 to 10 minutes to ensure a good seal.

CHEESE COCKTAIL COOKIES
Ok, the key ingredient here is Maclaren's Imperial Cheese. So, hopefully those of you in the US can find something similar... you want a sharp cheddar cold pressed spread.

1 cup (250 ml) butter
1 tub (250 ml?) tub Maclaren's Imperian Cheese spread
dash salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (again, I use more... more like 1 - 1 1/2 tsp)
1/4 - 1/2 tsp Worscheshire sauce
1 1/4 cup flour
4 cups Rice Krispie cereal

Soften butter and cheese and cream together. Add salt, cayenne, and worcheshire sauce.
Stir in flour and Rice Krispies
Mix well. Shape into small balls (about a teaspoonful per ball) and place on cookie sheet. Press down with a fork (dipped in cold water)
Bake 350 degrees, 15-20 minutes until lightly brown.

Let cool before moving to a plate. Yum!! (even better as they age) :)

Cheryl

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  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
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    YUM!
    All I can say is yum. Imperial cheese is a favourite of mine; it was my Dad's favourite too, so I am definitely making those! The jalopeno jelly sounds delish too. I want to come to your house!!!! Thanks for sharing the recipes, Cheryl!
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375 Member
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    Interesting... I googled MacLaren Cheese, found a page with a good, clear picture of it and used that link in the above recipe... but now it doesn't work! So I re'googled it and the page I was using is gone. Hmmmm.

    So, here's another link to show you a picture of what I'm talking about (and I think you can order it if you are outside of Canada and can't find it where you are)



    Cheryl
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375 Member
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    AnneCan said:

    YUM!
    All I can say is yum. Imperial cheese is a favourite of mine; it was my Dad's favourite too, so I am definitely making those! The jalopeno jelly sounds delish too. I want to come to your house!!!! Thanks for sharing the recipes, Cheryl!

    Hehehehe!
    I think I can safely say that I can guarantee if you make the Cheese Cocktail Cookies you will NOT be disappointed, Anne :)

    Cheryl
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
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    Broken Link
    Interesting... I googled MacLaren Cheese, found a page with a good, clear picture of it and used that link in the above recipe... but now it doesn't work! So I re'googled it and the page I was using is gone. Hmmmm.

    So, here's another link to show you a picture of what I'm talking about (and I think you can order it if you are outside of Canada and can't find it where you are)



    Cheryl

    Hmnm
    I live in Santa Cruz, pretty much Mexican territory, my son brought home a taco last night, it was still burning my sweet arse this afternoon!!!
  • Hmnm
    I live in Santa Cruz, pretty much Mexican territory, my son brought home a taco last night, it was still burning my sweet arse this afternoon!!!

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  • Kenny H.
    Kenny H. Member Posts: 502 Member
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    Hmnm
    I live in Santa Cruz, pretty much Mexican territory, my son brought home a taco last night, it was still burning my sweet arse this afternoon!!!

    2nd that, Im only 125 miles
    2nd that, Im only 125 miles from the border (S. Tx) LOVE peppers! One good thing about getting my perm Bag is I can go back to eating them with no worries again!