Yesterday I ran seven miles! I know it’s not far for some, but it’s the longest I’ve ran in really long time. I’ve started running more now that we live by the coast–I’d be crazy if I didn’t run at the beach living so close now. So I’ve decided to run a half marathon again! It’s been about three years since I’ve done one, which makes me excited + scared at the same time. I’m an old lady now, haha. Anyways, while I was running I was thinking about what I wanted to eat that day. Anyone else daydream about food while they are running? ???? I was so excited to come home and make this Strawberry Jalapeño Cream Cheese Spread and put together a yummy simple summer charcuterie board!
I made the Strawberry Jalapeño Cream Cheese Spread using the new Smucker’s Fruit & Honey Strawberry Jalapeño fruit spread! Just spread a couple of spoonfuls over a brick of cream cheese. I actually used Greek yogurt cream cheese (just found at my local grocer) and really loved it! Garnish it with a few freshly sliced jalapeños on top and a few strawberries and it’s good to go!
The Strawberry Jalapeño fruit spread has some kick to it, so be prepared. I mean, we are talking about jalapeños ????
Smucker’s has several new flavors of the Fruit & Honey spreads, so you could easily do the same thing with a more mild flavor! All are made with just fruit and honey, not artificial sweeteners. My boys seriously ask for jelly or jam on their toast, bagels, pancakes, and sandwiches all the time. I love that these spread are naturally sweetened! The Blueberry Lemon Fruit Spread is one of my favorites!
To go along with the Strawberry Jalapeño Cream Cheese Spread I put together a simple platter of fruits, veggies, crackers, bread, and cheese! I’m calling it a charcuterie board even though technically I’m not sure it really fits the definition. But let’s just roll with it…
On my board–>
- sliced whole wheat
- sliced salami
- sliced havardi cheese
- rainbow carrots
- sliced jalapeños
- whole grain crackers
If you wanted to make this for a bigger crowd, you could add more variety of meats and cheeses! But since this was just for our family (mostly Brett and I) we kept it really simple. But you could swap out any of the fruit spreads with the cream cheese, then just pair a complementing fruit on the board (ie- use the Blueberry Lemon Fruit Spread and add blueberries to the platter)
This Strawberry Jalapeño Cream Cheese Spread + simple summer charcuterie board is perfect for a summer party, backyard bbq, girls night in, date night in, or even just the perfect Sunday afternoon snack! It’s just fun finger food, easy to make, and sooooo tasty!
I could eat this stuff every day, all day.
- 8 oz Greek yogurt cream cheese (or regular cream cheese)
- 2-3 tbsp Smucker's Strawberry Jalepeño Fruit + Honey Spread
- 2-3 thin slices of jalapeño for garnish
- fresh strawberries for garnish
- Place the cream cheese on a plate. Spread the Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit & Honey Spread over the top. Garnish with jalapeño and strawberries. Serve with crackers, bread, salami, other cheese and fruit!