Dairy Free Cream Cheese and Jalapeno Jelly Burgers

What are your favorite burger toppings? I don’t know about you but sometimes the toppings are just as fun as the burgers themselves. These Dairy Free Cream Cheese and Jalapeno Jelly Burgers are that perfect combination of a little bit sweet with a kiss of heat.

Dairy Free Cream Cheese and Jalapeno Jelly Burgers

Burgers are such a great canvas for playing with flavors and having fun. They allow us to explore different flavor and texture combinations. Sometimes something we wouldn’t normally think about eating becomes enticing, simply because it’s piled on a burger.

Sweet with Heat

The star of this dish is the sweet and spicy jalapeno jelly. While this jelly is perfect for topping cream cheese as an appetizer it’s equally at home on a burger. You can find the recipe for the appetizer version on my blog post for Dairy Free Smoked Cream Cheese with Triple Pepper Jelly.

This is a recipe that you can easily double, and should. Make if for these burgers, and have fun using it in endless other ways.

The jalapenos in this recipe are joined by an earthy poblano and fruity, fiery habanero. The heat of the peppers is tempered however from both roasting them, and then being cooked down with sugar. Apple cider vinegar provides a nice tang to compliment the sweet and heat.

Building Your Dairy Free Cream Cheese and Jalapeno Jelly Burgers

It’s easy to prepare the jalapeno jelly for these burgers ahead of time. This is good if you plan on using the jelly for something else.

When it comes to making the jelly, you are going to start by roasting your peppers at a high heat. Once they are roasted you’re going to remove the seeds and also any excess skin that’s too charred. It easily brushes off with a paper towel.

Next, chop the peppers and add them to a pot with the rest of the jelly ingredients. This includes a packet of unflavored gelatin. The gelatin helps the jelly thicken and get that syrupy consistency. Perfect for dripping down a burger. Allow it to simmer until it reaches your desired thickness. It only takes about 20-30 minutes.

I recommend making beef burgers for this recipe, but make what you like. You can also cook your burgers in your favorite method because it’s all about the toppings! Make sure you toast your gluten Free bun!

Are you craving these sweet, sassy, and tangy burgers? Let’s make Dairy Free Cream Cheese and Jalapeno Jelly Burgers!

Dairy Free Cream Cheese and Jalapeno Jelly Burgers

Dairy Free Cream Cheese and Jalapeno Jelly Burgers

Hamburgers are topped with a sweet and spicy jalapeno jelly and tangy Dairy Free cream cheese.
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Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2 jars


  • 2 jars
  • Baking Sheet
  • saucepan


Jalapeno Jelly

  • 5 jalapenos
  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1 habanero
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 packet unflavored gelatin

Dairy Free Cream Cheese and Jalapeno Jelly Burgers

  • Burgers, cooked to your preference
  • Dairy Free cream cheese
  • Jalapeno Pepper Jelly
  • Gluten Free buns


Jalapeno Jelly

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place peppers on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes or until the peppers are lightly roasted. The smaller peppers may need to be removed first.
  • Deseed the peppers and finely chop them.
  • Mix the gelatin with the apple cider vinegar.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan and simmer on medium heat. Stir occasionally. Cook for 20-30 minutes until the mixture thickens.
  • Divide between two glass jars.

Dairy Free Cream Cheese and Jalapeno Jelly Burgers

  • Pan fry or grill burgers to your desired doneness.
  • Top burgers with Dairy Free cream cheese and the jalapeno jelly. Enjoy!
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