Pepper Jelly-Cream Cheese Bites

Easy yet impressive, these three-ingredient bites are perfect for whenever you need an appetizer, fast. From holiday gatherings to pre-Thanksgiving dinner snacks, simply top buttery crescents with cream cheese and hot pepper jelly for poppable bites that are ready to party any time.


  • Prep time : 15 min
  • Ingredients : 3
  • Servings : 24
  • Total: 30 min 



  • can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese
  • tablespoons hot pepper jelly


Pepper Jelly-Cream Cheese Bites

The Pepper Jelly-Cream Cheese Bites recipe is incredibly easy.
It contains simple ingredients that you should already have on hand.
Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls, cream cheese, hot pepper jelly


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 24 miniature muffin cups with cooking spray. Unroll dough onto work surface. Press seams together and form into 13x7 1/2-inch rectangle. With pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut dough into 6 rows by 4 rows to make 24 squares.
  2. Press 1 dough square into each miniature muffin cup. Cut cheese into 24 cubes. Place one cube of cheese in bottom of each dough-lined cup.
  3. Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool 3 minutes; use metal spatula to loosen edges, and remove from pan. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon jelly on top of each cup to serve.


    Expert Tips

    To easily cut cream cheese, freeze the block for 15 minutes until slightly firm, then cut into cubes. For clean cuts, run a knife under hot water and dry with a paper towel between cuts.
    Swap the hot pepper jelly for bacon jam or another savory or sweet jam of your choice.
    For best results, serve bites warm or at room temperature.
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