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TugarTugar Senior MemberPosts: 2,227 Senior Member

Looking for suggestions. I was gifted this awesome jar of sweet jalapenos as "Cowboy candy". When I say sweet, I mean REALLY sweet as in closer to a candy bar than sweet relish. Yes they are hot. I can eat them alone but it takes 3 minutes for the burn to subside. Real jalapenos, real heat, real sweet.

The only thing I can think of to use it with is bake one of my infamous jalapeno cheesecakes and serve it on the side as a garnish. I love them, but wanted something better than a saltine, slathered with cream cheese and a few of these.




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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,068 Senior Member
    Bake them into some good cornbread!
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,813 Senior Member
    Mix with cream cheese and break out the crackers and beer.
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  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 16,998 Senior Member
    Dice them up and put them in an omelet with cheese and onion
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,771 Senior Member
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    Bake them into some good cornbread!
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,131 Senior Member
    I would try them topped on a sausage. I think they would work topped on some pinto beans too. I like the cornbread idea.
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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,158 Senior Member
    My wife makes "pepper jelly" quite often and I routinely do the saltines, cream cheese thing. But, we've found it also makes a great glaze for Cornish Game Hens.

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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,068 Senior Member
    My wife makes "pepper jelly" quite often and I routinely do the saltines, cream cheese thing. But, we've found it also makes a great glaze for Cornish Game Hens.

    Mike
    Oh I’m soooo going to try that!!!
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,068 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    Dice them up and put them in an omelet with cheese and onion
    Funny, lots of folks don’t think sweet stuff belongs in an omelet.  When bananas got over ripe my grandma would make me a banana omelet, and it was amazing!  I just remembered I haven’t had one in a long time.  Thanks for sparking that memory.
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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 6,771 Senior Member
    Some moderate sugar goes good in egg dishes.
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    Too bad they're not whole, fresh peppers.  My favorite way to eat them is throw them on barbecue and char the skins on them, then eat them like whole pickles together with a plate of carne asada, also from the grill, refried beans and charred flour tortillas.

    Since yours appear to be pickled, I'd just eat them the way they are together with most anything.  I don't like to cook with pickled peppers, well because, they're pickled.
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,131 Senior Member
    They would also be good roasted on a pork tenderloin.
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,227 Senior Member
    Maybe it's just my tastes but I have a hard time with that in an egg dish. Cornbread....maybe. These are really sweet. What I decided to try was some smoked salmon and cream cheese on a tortilla chip. Sweet, salty, hot, and smoky.

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  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,158 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    My wife makes "pepper jelly" quite often and I routinely do the saltines, cream cheese thing. But, we've found it also makes a great glaze for Cornish Game Hens.

    Mike
    Oh I’m soooo going to try that!!!
    My wife also makes lemon marmalade (*gag*) that I've yet to find a use for other than Game hens.

    Game hens can take a lot of abuse and still come out allright. I know this because I've been on the receiving end of more than a few Frankenexperiments.

    The best, though, is the same recipe I've done for 40 years.....butter and McCormiks lemon pepper.

    We'll keep this just between us, okay?

    Mike
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,068 Senior Member
    GunNut said:
    My wife makes "pepper jelly" quite often and I routinely do the saltines, cream cheese thing. But, we've found it also makes a great glaze for Cornish Game Hens.

    Mike
    Oh I’m soooo going to try that!!!
    My wife also makes lemon marmalade (*gag*) that I've yet to find a use for other than Game hens.

    Game hens can take a lot of abuse and still come out allright. I know this because I've been on the receiving end of more than a few Frankenexperiments.

    The best, though, is the same recipe I've done for 40 years.....butter and McCormiks lemon pepper.

    We'll keep this just between us, okay?

    Mike
    You got it brother... 

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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,068 Senior Member
    Tugar said:
    Maybe it's just my tastes but I have a hard time with that in an egg dish. Cornbread....maybe. These are really sweet. What I decided to try was some smoked salmon and cream cheese on a tortilla chip. Sweet, salty, hot, and smoky.

    That’s got potential.
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    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,227 Senior Member

    I could see some chopped cowboy candy in this. You'd think it would be hot with the jalapeno jelly but the cream cheese brings that down far. I sometime use half cheddar and half pepper jack to kick it up.

    Jalapeno Cheesecake (savory)

    INGREDIENTS
    1 lb cream cheese
    10 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
    4 garlic cloves
    2 eggs
    Roughly 16 ounces jalapeno jelly (the original calls for one jar in the mix and one on top. I usually find 12 ounces jars and just mix that all in.)


    DIRECTIONS
    Mix all ingredients together with half of the jelly in a food processor or with an electric beater. Pour mixture into greased 6- inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Cool completely and remove from pan. Heat remaining jelly and pour over top of cheesecake.

    I serve with tortilla chips. 
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  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,813 Senior Member
    Tugar said:

    I could see some chopped cowboy candy in this. You'd think it would be hot with the jalapeno jelly but the cream cheese brings that down far. I sometime use half cheddar and half pepper jack to kick it up.

    Jalapeno Cheesecake (savory)

    INGREDIENTS
    1 lb cream cheese
    10 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
    4 garlic cloves
    2 eggs
    Roughly 16 ounces jalapeno jelly (the original calls for one jar in the mix and one on top. I usually find 12 ounces jars and just mix that all in.)


    DIRECTIONS
    Mix all ingredients together with half of the jelly in a food processor or with an electric beater. Pour mixture into greased 6- inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Cool completely and remove from pan. Heat remaining jelly and pour over top of cheesecake.

    I serve with tortilla chips. 
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,068 Senior Member
    Hummmm, I wonder if you could stuff a few olives with them and drop them in a nice Martini (or ice chilled vodka/gin as my uneducated wife likes to call them)
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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,227 Senior Member
    Gunnut this is FAR closer to jelly than just pickled jalapenos. There is quite a bit of sugar in the recipe. 

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  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,227 Senior Member
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,049 Senior Member
    Tugar said:
    Gunnut this is FAR closer to jelly than just pickled jalapenos. There is quite a bit of sugar in the recipe. 

    That sounds like it would be just fine on a Carr Water Cracker along with some cheeses, sopressa and salami 
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,068 Senior Member
    Tugar said:
    Gunnut this is FAR closer to jelly than just pickled jalapenos. There is quite a bit of sugar in the recipe. 

    Ahhhhhhhhhh, gotcha!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • GilaGila Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    I don't get it.  Just eat the things...
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,227 Senior Member
    I did eat some already. Really tasty. I added about 1/4 cup of the sauce and peppers over a block of cream cheese..Painful later but worth it. I can see why one woman said she uses the leftover sauce on vanilla ice cream.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,242 Senior Member
    So later when you are on the can you can say "Come on, Ice Cream!"
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  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 6,068 Senior Member
    Tugar said:
    I did eat some already. Really tasty. I added about 1/4 cup of the sauce and peppers over a block of cream cheese..Painful later but worth it. I can see why one woman said she uses the leftover sauce on vanilla ice cream.
    She sits on it?😁
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

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