slow cooker, hot summer nights, perfect summer cooker Winter snacks should be hot – hot with heat and hot with peppers! Hot winter snacks warm us up, all the way through.

Crockpot recipes are so easy, and Texas Pepper Jelly’s delicious and nutritious Hot Crockpot Spinach Dip is no exception.


1 box (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and thoroughly drained
1 cup mayonnaise (do not substitute Miracle Whip)
1/2 cup sour cream (not fat-free)
1/2 cup Apple Habanero pepper jelly
1/4 cup finely chopped apples (peeled) (applesauce works, too)
2 tablespoons garlic powder
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup diced tomatoes (if you use canned, drain thoroughly!)
1/4 cup finely diced onion

What to do:

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Put mixture in your slow cooker, cover, and set to “low.”

Go to work, if it’s morning. Go to bed, if it’s night. Let the mixture cook in the crockpot for 8-10 hours. Turn crockpot off, and let “set” for an hour or two.

Pour into bowl, surround with breadsticks, chips, raw veggies, whateverspicy snack food, football food, spinach dip your family or guests like best to dip. Stand back.

Don’t count on any leftovers. There never are any at my house. My husband and son and their friends will clean up every bite of this dip in one evening. I’ve taken to hiding a cup for my daughter and me; otherwise, it’s too dangerous to try to dip.