Pineapple Express Smoked Cream Cheese
Recipe by: Robyn Lindars
1 8 oz block of cream cheese
1 Heaping tbsp of Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub (or more to taste)
4 oz (about half a jar) of Melinda’s (or your preferred brand) Pineapple Preserves
Add charcoal to the LoCo Kettle, then set the temp to 300 degrees. Once the coals are ready for cooking, add plenty of wood chips to create smoke. Add the place setter (fully closed) onto the grill and then put the grill grates in place (on top of the place setter). Once the grill gets to temp and wood chips begin to smoke it’s time to put your cream cheese onto the grill. Place the block of cream cheese in the mini skillet and then sprinkle with Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub. Place the skillet onto the LoCo kettle and let the cream cheese absorb smoke flavor from the grill for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, add the pineapple preserves and let the cream cheese continue to smoke for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the preserves have begun to melt and caramelize. Once the cheese has begun to melt and the ingredients start to combine, remove the skillet from the grill. Place the hot skillet on a pot holder and put out ritz crackers and prepare for the compliments of friends and family to come in! This dip is so easy and such a crowd-pleaser, you will add it to your regular appetizer rotation!