Sweet & Savory Jalapeno Popper Dip

Ingredients

  • 2  blocks cream cheese (8 ounces each), at room temperature
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (not salad dressing or reduced fat)
  • 4 ounce can diced jalapenos, drained 
  • 4 ounce can diced green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • *3/4  cup raspberry preserves (you can use up  to 1 cup)

Cracker Topping 

  • 1 sleeve Ritz Crackers, crushed (approximately 32 crackers)
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees f.

In a medium size bowl, add cream cheese, mayonnaise, jalapenos, green chiles and Parmesan cheese - mix well. Pour dip into a 8x8  baking dish.

Next, spoon raspberry preserves on top of dip and evenly spread.

In a small bowl, melt butter and add crackers - stir well, coating crackers evenly in butter. Spoon cracker topping evenly over dip.

Place on middle rack of oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until dip is heated through and the cracker topping is golden brown.

Serve with your favorite tortilla chips, crackers or pita chips. Enjoy! 

Tips

*If you are not a fan of raspberries, simply skip the raspberry preserves and top the dip with the cracker topping, for an awesome jalapeno popper dip. 

I love this dip with tortilla chips, but it's also great with Ritz Crackers and pita chips.