Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire. Robert Frost 1920
The approach of July has me thinking about family get togethers and all the good food we used to have. I have to admit, we kids usually didn’t last until the main meal. How could we with a bevy of appetizers in front of us? My favorite was a block of cream cheese covered with pineapple preserves or pepper jelly. Sweet and savory–yum! I have been wanting to create an updated version of that “dip” for a while. Now that Wholly has a new line of salsas, I have been able to revamp this special snack in just a few steps. I chose the Pineapple Salsa for my recipe, but the Red Pepper Mango would probably give it a special twist. Wholly also has three other salsas among their new products:
- Guacamole and Spicy Pico
- Roasted Tomato
- Avocado Verde
I have tried every one and they all delicious, each with their own memorable flavors.
Fire and Ice Cream Cheese Dip
- Wholly Salsa Pineapple
- Cream Cheese
- Manchego Cheese
- Habanero Cheddar Cheese or Pepper Jack
- Crackers for Serving
First I whipped the cream cheese up a bit in the mixer. I do this instead waiting for it to soften.
Next I add the Pineapple Salsa to the cream cheese and blend well.
Next I add the cheeses. I put the manchego in the dip and the habanero cheddar on top. However, I suggest putting both in the dip so they will melt evenly.
After the cheese are blended well, the dip is put into a 350° oven for 30 minutes.
This dip hit the nail on the head! It took the sweet pineapple of the preserves and the spice of the pepper jelly and combined them for a wow factor! It sure brings back a lot of memories.
Check out the recipes of bloggers who have used Wholly Salsa in their cooking. It’s all part of the Food.Fun.Hop Event Hosted by Shy Babies & Little Inspiration.There is also a great giveaway of a cooler of Whole Salsas and Guacamole products.The cooler includes:
- Original Mild, Medium, and Hot Wholly Salsas
- New Pineapple, Roasted Tomato, Avocado Verde, Red Pepper Mango, and Guacamole and Pico Wholly Salsas
- Wholly Avocado Chunky
- Spicy and Snack Pack Wholly Guacamole
Disclosure: Wholly Salsa Products were received in order to facilitate this review and giveaway, but all opinions are 100% my own.