Alix's Hospitality Pineapple Pepper DelightSince the pineapple has long been the international symbol of hospitality. We thought you would enjoy this easy appetizer to share with your friends and family or take to your next Pot luck!
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Form the cream cheese into the shape of a pineapple. Just pat down all around the edges and it will naturally go into the oval shape you want. If using scallion tops, cut into ribbons to resemble the “leaves” of a pineapple. Or just cut chives and tuck under the top of your oval. The tops of leeks look most authentic and you can cut the tops diagonally to resemble real pineapple leaves. Lift up the top of the “pineapple” and tuck underneath just about an inch to secure. This will be the pineapple top.
- 2 blocks of cream cheese (8oz. apiece)
- Tops from a bunch scallions
- 8oz. jar Vermont Harvest Pineapple Pepper Jelly
- Wheat Thins
Spread the Vermont Harvest Pineapple Pepper Jelly evenly over the cream cheese. Arrange the wheat thins all around the edge of the pineapple and criss-cross more wheat thins diagonally as shown. Press the wheat thins down into the cream cheese so they stay upright.
Your guests can “dig in” with the wheat thins to scoop up the jelly/cream cheese mixture. Serve with extra wheat thins. Enjoy!
This is a last minute assembly project! Don’t do it too far in advance or your wheat thins will get soggy in the cream cheese. We recommend doing the pineapple “form” in advance (you can do it days ahead if you wish) on wax paper - keep in the refrigerator until about a half hour before you want to serve it.