Pimento Cheese & Pepper Jelly Pita

by elyn_ryn

Food trucks can have some imaginative food menus and this pimento cheese pita choice was interesting. I tried it at a pottery festival that my sister and I attended in Seagrove, North Carolina. After a long day of sorting through pottery, we walked by the food trucks on the way out. It was late in the day and we were not sure there would be much food left for purchase. Then we saw pimento cheese on the menu paired with pepper jelly, pita, and bacon. We were sold!

I like pimento cheese with pepper jelly but the bacon added a new flavor and the pita added a sandwich option to the combination. It was interesting enough that I went home and created my own version of this pimento cheese, pepper jelly, and pita combination. It is filling, hearty, and pretty delicious!

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Pimento Cheese and Pepper Jelly on Pita
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Directions for Pimento Cheese
  1. In a mixing bowl, add the shredded cheeses, sugar, vinegar, and chopped pimento. Stir to distribute ingredients throughout cheeses.
  2. Add 2/3 cup of mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon of reserved liquid from pimento cheese to cheese mixture and stir well. Add additional mayonnaise and/or pimento juice as needed to create a cheese mixture that is loose and easy to stir. Once refrigerated, the mixture will stiffen and will need stirring before using.
Directions for Sandwiches
  1. In a large skillet, melt a little butter. Place a pita in the pan and cook on just one side until it is toasted. Repeat the process until all the butter is used and 6 pitas are lightly toasted.
  2. Place 2 tablespoons or more of the pimento cheese on the untoasted side of the pita. Spread the pimento cheese in a line in the middle of the pita
  3. Add a tablespoon or more of the pepper jelly on top of the pimento cheese. Distribute the jelly so that eat bite will have some jelly.
  4. Place a cooked strip of bacon over the pimento cheese and pepper jelly. Fold the pita sides up so that the bacon is in the middle of the sandwich. Serve.
Recipe Notes

You can substitute pre-shredded packaged cheese but the flavor and texture will be a little different from freshly shredded cheese. If using packaged cheese substitute 2 cups for each cheese and use a more finely-shredded cheese.

I used Trader Joe's Pepper Jelly but other brands will work just as well. An average-sized jar will leave you with plenty left over to use later. Click here to buy Trader Joe's brand and here for Stonewall Kitchen Red Pepper Jelly.

Any leftover pimento cheese can be stored in a covered container for about two weeks.

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