Spicy Cheddar Pecan Dip

I know the title of this post may sound like a handful, but the recipe is actually really simple. My mom recently had a little get together for all of the women she used to work at IBM with. Lucky for me I was crashing at her house this night, which meant all the Sangria and appetizers I could ask for in exchange for playing with an adorable three-month year old puppy all night (rough I know).

One of the ladies brought this AMAZING dip. When I first tasted it I didn’t really know what it was except for that it had cheese in it. I was instantly in love- sweet, yet cheesy, yet spicy? What was this?! I spent the next half hour hunting down the recipe. I found out that the interesting twist in the recipe was jalapeno jelly, something I had never even heard of before then. Either way, I might have to say this is probably my favorite appetizer dip to date, plus it is so easy to make. Don’t be weary of the strange ingredient combination, this recipe is too delicious to pass up!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Spicy Cheddar Pecan Dip
Recipe type: Appetizer
Serves: 10
  • 2 cups cheddar/jack cheese blend
  • 2 cups pecans (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp scallions (minced)
  • 1 jar jalapeno jelly
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  1. Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  2. Serve with crackers.

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13 Responses to Spicy Cheddar Pecan Dip

  1. This sounds wonderful. I bed it would also be quite delicious served warm with the cheese all melted and yummy! Thanks, Chris

  2. You forgot that you also had to help clean up – worth it to me!

  3. Looks delectable! I might love to spread them over the wrap and roll it up with some baby greens. Would make a perfectly light and delicious lunch for me.

  4. Now that is a delicious dip!! Lovely flavors.

  5. Annapet says:

    Wow, this is really unique and new to me! I like all the flavors. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Wow – that is am amazing dip!

  7. What a great idea! I like this dip very much..awesome recipe!

  8. Maureen says:

    I looked at the photo and had no clue what it was! It sounds delicious!!

  9. Michelle says:

    This sounds so good! I love cheese, and I love dips! I’m totally going to try this.

  10. Great idea for a dip! It’s so nice to see something that doesn’t include sour cream or cream cheese. Not that I don’t love sour cream and cream cheese, but for someone who eats a lot of dip…there’s only so much you can take! Oh, and that jalapeno jelly sounds amazing too. Great find.

  11. Kim Beaulieu says:

    Oh my this just looks divine. So yummy!

  12. Skylar says:

    Great idea! A combination I would not have thought of, thanks for sharing!

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