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Cherry Bombs
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A delicious mash-up between two classic appetizers, the jalapeno popper and sausage cheese balls.
Servings Prep Time
24 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Cherry Bomb
Cherry Bombs
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A delicious mash-up between two classic appetizers, the jalapeno popper and sausage cheese balls.
Servings Prep Time
24 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
24 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
  • 12 whole jalapenos
  • 8 ounces fresh ground pork sausage
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Bisquick baking mix
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Lane's BBQ Magic Dust rub
  • 1 jar Unicoi Preserves Cherry Jalapeno Spread
Servings: servings
Instructions
Grilling Preparation
  1. Set up your grill for direct grilling and preheat to 400 degrees. Cut the jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and ribs. I like to use a small spoon to scoop out the inside of the peppers. Grate the cheese. I prefer to use an aged sharp white cheddar cheese for this recipe. Cabot 3 year aged white cheddar is an ideal choice.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the sausage, grated cheese, Bisquick, milk and Magic Dust and mix thoroughly by hand to combine the ingredients. Stuff the prepared peppers with the sausage mixture, packing it in firmly. I like to overfill the peppers slightly, mounding the mixture into the pepper half. Continue until all peppers are stuffed.
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  3. Place peppers on the pre-heated grill and cook for 15-20 minutes, until the sausage mixture is dark golden brown and jalapenos are slightly charred. Glaze the top of the peppers with Cherry Jalapeno Spread and cook an additional 2 minutes to set the glaze. Remove from the grill and serve immediately.
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Oven Preparation
  1. Alternatively, you can prepare these in your oven. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the prepared peppers on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake on the middle rack 15-20 minutes, until the sausage mixture is dark golden brown. Glaze the peppers with Cherry Jalapeno Spread and cook an additional 2 minutes to set the glaze.
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Cherry Key Lime Cheesecake Dip
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A no-cook, creamy dessert dip that comes together fast. Can be made ahead and refrigerated up to 1 week ahead. Serve at room temperature with graham crackers or gingersnap cookies.
Servings
36
Servings
36
Cherry Key Lime Cheesecake Dip
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A no-cook, creamy dessert dip that comes together fast. Can be made ahead and refrigerated up to 1 week ahead. Serve at room temperature with graham crackers or gingersnap cookies.
Servings
36
Servings
36
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces Cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, fresh
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 4 oz. Unicoi Preserves Cherry Key Lime Spread
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Place softened cream cheese, confectioners sugar, butter, sour cream, vanilla, lemon and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Start the mixer on slow speed and gradually increase the speed. Whip until smooth, light and fluffy.
  3. Refrigerate in a covered bowl for up to 1 week ahead.
  4. When ready to serve, spoon cheesecake dip into a pie plate or a festive shallow bowl, then top with Unicoi Preserves Cherry Key Lime Spread.
  5. Serve at room temperature with graham crackers or gingersnap cookies.
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Goat Cheese Spread
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A creamy and delicious cheese spread to serve with Unicoi Preserves. Spread this delicious goat cheese spread on toasted crostini and top with Unicoi Preserves Cherry Jalapeno Spread.
Goat Cheese Spread
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A creamy and delicious cheese spread to serve with Unicoi Preserves. Spread this delicious goat cheese spread on toasted crostini and top with Unicoi Preserves Cherry Jalapeno Spread.
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. Goat cheese, room temperature
  • 8 oz. Cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Half and Half
Servings: 24
Instructions
  1. Place goat cheese and cream cheese in the bowl of stand mixer. Start mixer out on low and increase speed as it combines.
  2. Slowly add half and half. Continue to mix until smooth and creamy.
  3. Refrigerate in a covered container or serve immediately.
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Jalapeno Poppers
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One of our most popular appetizers! Make twice as many as you think you'll need, then double it. This recipe is a home run appetizer and they go fast!
Servings
30 poppers
Servings
30 poppers
Jalapeno Poppers
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One of our most popular appetizers! Make twice as many as you think you'll need, then double it. This recipe is a home run appetizer and they go fast!
Servings
30 poppers
Servings
30 poppers
Ingredients
  • 15 Jalapeno peppers, washed
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 16 oz. Bacon, regular sliced
  • 4 oz. Unicoi Preserves Apple Cider Pepper Spread
Servings: poppers
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, then place a baking rack on top of the foil lined pan. Wearing gloves, cut jalapenos in half lengthwise.
  2. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and membrane.
  3. Spread cream cheese in the cavity of each jalapeno, making sure to completely fill the pepper.
  4. Cut bacon slices in half. Wrap each jalapeno popper with half a slice of bacon, then use a toothpick to secure the bacon. Place jalapeno poppers on baking rack.
  5. Bake on middle rack of preheated oven for 20 minutes. Alternately, you can cook these on the grill. Set up the grill for indirect cooking and heat to 400 degrees.
  6. Spoon 3 Tablespoons Unicoi Preserves Apple Cider Pepper Spread into a microwave safe custard cup. Microwave for 10-15 seconds to liquefy.
  7. Remove poppers from the oven or grill, and using a silicone brush, glaze with Unicoi Preserves Apple Cider Pepper Spread. Bake another 10 minutes and serve.
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Whipped Cream Cheese
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You've asked for the recipe at festivals and events, so here it is! This is the delicious whipped cream cheese recipe you've sampled with Unicoi Preserves! Delicious and easy to spread, no broken crackers!
Whipped Cream Cheese
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You've asked for the recipe at festivals and events, so here it is! This is the delicious whipped cream cheese recipe you've sampled with Unicoi Preserves! Delicious and easy to spread, no broken crackers!
Ingredients
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 2 T. Half and Half
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Put a block of cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer. No stand mixer, no problem, just use your hand mixer and a good size bowl. Start the mixer out on slow speed and gradually increase the speed as the block of cheese softens and starts to whip. Scrap down the sides of the bowl. Turn mixer off. Add 2 T. half and half, mix on low speed and increase speed to whip the cream cheese into soft, spreadable happiness.
  2. Warning! Do NOT add the half and half until the cream cheese has started to whip and break down or you will be cleaning your kitchen cabinets.
  3. Enjoy your whipped cream cheese spread on crackers or artisan bread with Unicoi Preserves.
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Jammin' Party Sandwiches
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We created this recipe for the Southern Home & Garden Show using our favorite products from the Ingles Deli. A real crowd pleaser, this delicious tray of sandwiches are smoky, savory and sweet and perfect for tailgating and entertaining.
Servings Prep Time
12 15
Cook Time
30
Servings Prep Time
12 15
Cook Time
30
Jammin' Party Sandwiches
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We created this recipe for the Southern Home & Garden Show using our favorite products from the Ingles Deli. A real crowd pleaser, this delicious tray of sandwiches are smoky, savory and sweet and perfect for tailgating and entertaining.
Servings Prep Time
12 15
Cook Time
30
Servings Prep Time
12 15
Cook Time
30
Ingredients
Sandwich ingredients:
  • 1 4 oz. jar Unicoi Preserves Apple Cider Pepper Spread
  • 12 Kings Hawaiian Savory Butter Rolls
  • 1/2 lb. Boars Head Baby Swiss Cheese, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 lb. Boars Head Smokemaster Beechwood Smoked Ham, shaved
  • 1/2 lb. Boars Head Black Forest Turkey Breast, shaved
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Optional: Minced parsley and apple slices
Sauce ingredients:
  • 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
Servings:
Instructions
Sauce:
  1. Melt butter and whisk in onion powder and seasoned salt. Set aside and make sandwiches.
Sandwich:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice rolls in half horizontally so you have a top and bottom half, not tearing rolls apart. Place bottom half of rolls on a baking sheet. Spread the bottom layer of rolls with about half a jar of Unicoi Preserves Apple Cider Pepper Spread, then layer the shaved ham, add a layer of sliced cheese, then the shaved turkey and another layer of sliced cheese.
  2. Spread yellow mustard lightly on the cut side of the bun tops, then place it on top of the meat and cheese and bottom bun.
  3. Use a silicone brush and brush the sauce on the assembled sandwiches.
  4. Wrap with foil and bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove foil and bake for another 5 minutes to lightly brown the buns.
  5. Optional: Sprinkle with finely minced parsley and serve with apple slices.
  6. Make ahead directions: Assemble sandwiches but do not sauce them. Place sandwiches back in original Kings Hawaiian tray and bag, store in refrigerator or cooler until needed. When ready to serve, simply make the sauce then brush sandwiches with it and follow above baking directions. Sandwiches may need to bake a little longer with the foil on depending on how cold they are.
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