Cheesy Chile Pepper Jelly Thumbprints: Savories

Flaky cheese dough surrounding the jewel of hot pepper jelly.cheesy-chile-pepper-jelly-thumbprints2

2 c cheddar cheese, chunked

1 c all-purpose flour

6 TBSP chilled butter, chopped

½ c hot pepper jelly (Hacienda Maize!)


Blend cheese, flour, and butter in a food processor until dough begins to form a ball. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 mins.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Shape dough into 1 ½” balls and place 1” apart on baking sheet.

Bake in preheated oven 5 minutes. Remove from oven; press back of teaspoon into top of each ball, creating an indentation.  Spoon about ½ tsp into jelly indentation.  Bake until edges are golden brown, approximately 7-10 minutes. Makes ~36 appetizers.


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