Red Bell Pepper Jam

Overall Recipe Rating
Red Bell Pepper Jam
6 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (92% score)

Difficulty: Beginner

Preparation Time: 30min

Yields: 25-30 Servings

Total Time: 3hr

    • 6 Red bell Peppers ¼” dice-drained
    • 1 ½ Cups Sugar
    • 1 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
    • 16 oz Cream Cheese (we like to use Philadelphia brand) room temperature
    • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
    • 1 Box of Table Crackers

This red bell pepper jam recipe has a nice bite to it from the apple cider vinegar which is tempered by the velvety texture of the cream cheese. Use a nice table cracker such as Carrs to accompany this beautiful appetizer.



Place the drained peppers, sugar, vinegar and salt in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring mixture to a boil, and then reduce heat to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Cook the mixture until thick-jam should have a small amount of liquid remaining about 30-45 minutes.

Remove from the heat and once cool transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours until cool.

Using clean hands shape the cream cheese into a half of a sphere and place in the center of a 10” serving platter. Remove the jam from the fridge and carefully spoon it over the cream cheese making sure to cover all of the cheese with the jam. Serve with a good quality table cracker.