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April 19, 2022 4 min read

The versatility of pepper jelly is known far and wide, and the delicious offerings of Grandma Jones are no exception. From desserts to appetizers, there are hardly limits to what pepper jelly can be used for in the culinary world.

The team at PepperJam has compiled a list of eight exciting uses for Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly products. Specifically, we have chosen food items that go well with jellies that strike the perfect balance between sweet and spicy. Take a look at our recommendations below!


Perhaps the most notable and common use for Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly is as a glaze. We would recommend sweet and spicy pepper jelly to go with just about any fish or meatentrée

Grandma Jones’ Traditional Pepper Jelly serves as one of the best glazes for steak, chicken and beef. The original flavor offered by Grandma Jones, this jelly is sure to add some heat to your dinner dish.

Peanut Butter

Here is a more unusual match for pepper jelly. Focus on the last word of that previous sentence, and you will find the logic. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are made much more exciting when the zing of Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly is thrown into the equation.

Pepper jelly as a complement to peanut butter shows off its spreadable utility. Speaking of versatility, you may be wondering which meal a peanut butter and pepper jelly sandwich might work best for. Why not try it for all three and see what works?

Cream Cheese

Pepper jelly and cream cheese have great chemistry together. Using this combination as a centerpiece for a cracker tray or some other appetizer dish is an excellent way to liven up a party.

A block of cream cheese with a coating of Grandma Jones’ sweet and spicy pepper jelly is the ideal way to make sure everyone at your next gathering can eat at their own pace. In addition to crackers, lay out a few different kinds of chips to maximize the customization opportunities.

Frozen Treats

Beyond the tasty combination of sweet and spicy, Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly will also give you a chance to try out hot and cold all at once. The next time you make homemade popsicles in the freeze, try dropping some pepper jelly in to unlock a unique flavor. And while you may not expect it, the rewards of topping ice cream off with pepper jelly have been established. Strange but true, and definitely worth trying.

To maximize your next frozen treat’s sweetness, while also adding a hint of spiciness, try out Grandma Jones’ Cranberry Pepper Jelly.


Sauces and Dressings


Pepper jelly can be infused into other sauces and dressings to give them a splash of flavor and a thicker texture. Consider what a salad might taste like with the flavors of Italian dressing and Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly working in tandem. You can also try your hand at making homemade wing sauce with the help of pepper jelly the next time you find yourself craving chicken.

In either case, add the sweet kick of Grandma Jones’ Caribbean Mango Pepper Jelly to every sauce and dressing you make from home. The result of your creativity will be a win for your taste buds!

Ground Meat

You have a few options for how you would like to use Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly when it comes to ground meat. When you are in the process of crafting meatballs or burger patties, toss some pepper jelly in for extra flavor that works seamlessly.

If you skip pepper jelly during the creation process, you can use it in place of marinara sauce or ketchup with your meatballs or burger, respectively. Your options for combining ground meat with pepper jelly are expansive and delicious.



For all of the stubborn eaters out there who can’t stand vegetables, liven up the experience of eating healthy with Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly. The muted flavors of most vegetables can be greatly enhanced with the sweet and spicy intensity of some high quality pepper jelly.

Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly can also be used in the center of a veggie tray. The sweet, spicy and vegetable-based flavors of our pepper jelly can serve as an interesting contrast to that of raw vegetables. Give it a shot at your next get-together!


Nothing beats the sweet and spicy taste of a margarita infused with Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly. Featuring common ingredients and a simple stirring process, pepper jelly margaritas are a stress-free and delightful way to close out the day. Of course, you shouldn’t keep this just to yourself. Invite friends to test out your concoctions and give each of Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly recipes a shot in your margarita creations.

For the optimal flavor contrast, try out Grandma Jones’ Jalapeno Pepper Jelly in your next margarita. This sweet and spicy combination is sure to please.

Add Pepper Jelly to Your Meals

Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly can fit just about any meal of the day. From breakfast to late night snacks, we are sure you will find a use for our delicious offerings.

To get started on your pepper jelly adventure, check out the available dips and spreads from PepperJam! Introduce the sweet and spicy flavors of our pepper jelly to your palate today!