Snappy Strawberry Jalapeno Sauce

I have this weird obsession with collecting jars.  Like the Classico pasta jars?  They are so pretty, I hate to recycle them right away.  I also love the fancy smaller jars that olives or spreads come in…anything really, but if it has a different shape I’m in!  Unfortunately, the glass cupboard (that’s where I keep them) gets so full that I’ve had them come tumbling out.  So, when this happens, I set my mind to using a few of them up.  This snappy sauce was perfect!  Easy and when I needed a quick appetizer to take to Game Night at a friends, I grabbed my jar and headed out the door.  It was delicious!

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Snappy Strawberry Jalapeno Sauce


  • 2 (18 ounce) jars strawberry preserves
  • 1 (12 ounce) jars pickled jalapeno peppers, drained

For Dip

  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 8 ounces finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  1. In the food processor, pulse preserves and peppers until finely chopped. Pour into 4 half pint jars and store in fridge until ready to serve.
  2. For Dip: Combine cheeses and spread on serving plate. Top with one cup of sauce and serve with crackers. (I like garlic wheat thins).