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Pepper and Peach Pumpernickel Bread

You can try cocktail rye bread in this appetizer recipe if you want and if you cannot find red jalapenos you can use green ones. The red ones are mainly to add color to this pumpernickel bread recipe rather than change the flavor. Orange and yellow jalapenos can be used too. You might like to warn people that this peach and pepper appetizers might be rather piquant. Of course, you can vary the amount of jalapeno used if you want to.

This recipe blends flavors as well as textures. The cream cheese adds a soft element and the peach preserves add sweetness. This is a quick and easy party appetizer to make and they stay quite fresh, even if they do not all get eaten at once. Pumpernickel bread recipes can be filling so do not serve too many of these little snacks.

This is a nice cold appetizer recipe for the cooler season because, even though it is chilled, the jalapenos are very warming and the combination of hot pepper with fruit preserves have to be tried to be believed. It really is good and the smooth cream cheese finishes these little morsels off nicely.

Pumpernickel Bread Recipe with Peach and Jalapeño
Summary: Pumpernickel bread is topped first with cream cheese and then with a jalapeño fruit preserve mixture, so you get both tangy creaminess and spicy fruitiness in every bite.
Cuisine: USA
Recipe type: Make Ahead Appetizers
Serves: 16
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  • 8 slices pumpernickel bread, halved
  • 1 green jalapeño
  • 1 red jalapeño
  • ½ cup peach preserves
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  1. Put on some rubber gloves, then seed and finely chop the jalapeños.
  2. Throw the rubber gloves away and wash your hands in soapy water.
  3. Combine the jalapeños with the preserves and stir well.
  4. Spread the cream cheese over the pumpernickel slices and top with the jalapeño and peach mixture.

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Jalapeños are an integral part of these canapés and you will love how they add a touch of heat to the preserves. Top your pumpernickel slices with cream cheese and then add the spicy preserve mixture for perfect results. Pumpernickel offers a rich flavor and it is also quite a firm bread which means it can easily support the weight of toppings without having to be toasted first. These canapés are tasty without being too filling and they are ideal for any occasion. Limit the amount of chili if you are not sure all your guests will like the spice.

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