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Easy Cheddar Jalapeño Pepperoni Cracker Appetizers

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These homemade Cheddar Jalapeño Pepperoni Cracker appetizers are a favorite in our home. The unique flavor combination of these crackers with Margherita® Thick Sliced Pepperoni (or Margherita® Hard Salami), a piece of cheddar, sweet raspberry jam and crisp and fresh jalapeño, has our tastebuds singing – no lie!

Pepperoni Cheddar Jalapeno Cracker Appetizers for holiday entertaining

For as long as I can remember, my daughter and I have ushered in a New Year with a coffee table spread of appetizers.

Over the years, we have had everything from roasted red pepper dip to black eyed peas and greens stuffed buns to no bake white chocolate almond bites to a whole pistachio rose cake, adorn our coffee table.

Flat lay of Ingredients For Homemade Pepperoni Cheddar Jalapeno Crackers

A couple of years ago, my daughter suggested we add a cracker board to our New Year’s Eve coffee table tradition as well.

My contribution to our first cracker board was some homemade pumpkin crackers.

Directions on How To Make Homemade Pepperoni Cheddar Jalapeno Crackers

My daughter added some avocado cream, Margherita® Thick Sliced Pepperoni, some cheese and some pomegranate arils and grapes to that cracker board. And, then she did what just about every child of a food blogger would do, she took a photo and shared it with family and friends.

Ever since, we have been putting together small cracker boards for get-togethers with family and some friends. Most times I whip up some homemade crackers and then we add other homemade, semi-homemade and store-bought condiments to our board.

Tasty Easy Homemade Cheddar Jalapeño Pepperoni Cracker photo

Recently, we were planning out our next cracker board when my daughter suggested we channel that first one we had.

So, we headed to the deli section at Walmart to grab some Margherita® Thick Sliced Pepperoni. When we were there, we also grabbed some Margherita Hard Salami because my daughter loves snacking on it after she gets home.

Margherita is known for great tasting, high quality dry sausage products. Margherita cracker cut items are perfect for snacking, entertaining, as well as incorporating into everyday recipes. In addition to Margherita® Thick Sliced Pepperoni and Margherita® Hard Salami, there’s also Margherita® Genoa Salami, and Margherita® Italian Dry Salami too.

Homemade Cheddar Jalapeño Pepperoni Cracker Appetizers

Instead of making pumpkin crackers again, I decided to whip up some Cheddar Jalapeño Pepperoni Crackers.

As we love raspberry jam, we added that to the cracker board along with some cheddar slices and some chopped jalapeño as well.

Now crackers, pepperoni, cheese, and raspberry jam might sound like a bit of an odd combination – but, y’all have just got to give this combo a try!

Putting together Pepperoni Cheddar Jalapeno Cracker Appetizers for holiday parties

When you get a mouthful of homemade Cheddar Jalapeño Pepperoni Cracker, some flavor-packed Margherita Thick Sliced Pepperoni (or Margherita Hard Salami), a piece of cheddar, sweet raspberry jam and crisp and fresh jalapeño, your tastebuds are going to sing! No lie!

We took these homemade Cheddar Jalapeño Pepperoni Cracker, some Margherita Thick Sliced Pepperoni (or Margherita Hard Salami), a piece of cheddar, sweet raspberry jam and crisp and fresh jalapeño over to my mom’s place to put together a small cracker board for my sister’s birthday.

Well, I forgot something in my car and headed down to get it and when I got back, my mom and sister had polished off all the homemade Cheddar Jalapeño Pepperoni Cracker, a good bit of the Margherita Thick Sliced Pepperoni, and other condiments.

These homemade Cheddar Jalapeño Pepperoni Cracker appetizers are a favorite in our home. The unique flavor combination of these crackers with Margherita® Thick Sliced Pepperoni (or Margherita® Hard Salami), a piece of cheddar, sweet raspberry jam and crisp and fresh jalapeño, has our tastebuds singing!

And, I am hoping that convinces you to give these appetizers with homemade Cheddar Jalapeño Pepperoni Cracker, Margherita Thick Sliced Pepperoni (or Margherita Hard Salami), cheddar, sweet raspberry jam and crisp and fresh jalapeño a try. You can serve these up at your next get-together or family picnic even.

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These homemade Cheddar Jalapeño Pepperoni Cracker appetizers are a favorite in our home. The unique flavor combination of these crackers with Margherita® Thick Sliced Pepperoni (or Margherita® Hard Salami), a piece of cheddar, sweet raspberry jam and crisp and fresh jalapeño, has our tastebuds singing!

Easy Cheddar Jalapeño Pepperoni Cracker Appetizers

Yield: 24 crackers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These homemade Cheddar Jalapeño Pepperoni Cracker appetizers are a favorite in our home. The unique flavor combination of these crackers with Margherita® Thick Sliced Pepperoni (or Margherita® Hard Salami), a piece of cheddar, sweet raspberry jam and crisp and fresh jalapeño, has our tastebuds singing – no lie!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup gluten free flour (or regular flour)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¾ cup medium cheddar cheese grated
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp chopped jalapeño tbsp coconut milk
  • Margherita® Thick Sliced Pepperoni or Margherita® Hard Salamiraspberry jamfresh jalapeñ

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Add flour, salt and pepper to a bowl and mix with a spoon.
  3. Then add in cheddar, oil, jalapeño and milk and mix well - the mixture might be crumbly, but don't worry, the crackers will bake up beautifully crisp and firm.
  4. Roll dough out, or flatten with fingers. Then, using a cookie cutter, cut crackers out and place on a parchment or silpat-lined baking tray.
  5. Once all the crackers are laid out on the baking tray, using a fork, poke holes in the crackers.
  6. Bake them in the 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove and let cool before enjoying.
  8. To make the appetizers, layer each cracker with some cheddar, Margherita Thick Sliced Pepperoni or Margherita Hard Salami. Add on a dollop of raspberry jam, top with some fresh jalapeño and enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 servings Serving Size 4 crackers
Amount Per Serving Calories 223Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 14mgSodium 195mgCarbohydrates 17gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 6g

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Sally

Monday 6th of July 2020

Good. My dough never bound together, so I patted it into a rectangle and cut into 20 squares. Used 2Tbsp of milk instead of coconut milk. Used 2 thinly sliced pepperoni/cracker, the cheddar cheese, topped with blackberry jam.I tasted one to check on the "heat" level from jalapeno and decided 1/8--1/4 tsp was perfect. Pretty presentation and tasty. Thanks for creating the recipe.

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