Oakley’s Southern Delights Dried Fruit Compote with Red Pepper Jelly

1 cup water

½ cup apple cider vinegar

1 cup diced dried apricots, loosely packed

½ cup chopped dried cherries, loosely packed

½ cup Oakley’s Pepper Jelly

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp curry powder

Bring water and vinegar to a boil in a medium-sized saucepan. Add dried fruit to the boiling liquid, cover and remove from heat. Let sit for 10 minutes before adding remaining ingredients. Return to medium-high heat and stir until it comes to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for five minutes, stirring occasionally. 


Serve with grilled or roasted pork.

Mini Phyllo Pepper Jelly Pastries


2 (1.9 oz) packages of frozen mini phyllo pastry shells, thawed

3 oz Brie cheese, rind removed

Oakley's Southern Delights Sweet and Hot Red Pepper Jelly

3 Tablespoons chopped roasted salted almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place mini phyllo pastry shells on a baking sheet. Cut Brie cheese into 30 small pieces and place in pastry shells. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon of OSD's Sweet Red Pepper Jelly and topped with crushed almonds. Bake pastries for 5 to 6 minutes or until the cheese is soft.


Pepper Jelly Barbecue Sauce

Delicious and easy barbecue sauce made with PEPPER JELLY from Oakley's Southern Delights.

This simple recipe has got to be the fastest way to whip up a batch of homemade barbecue sauce we've ever seen. Not to mention, the little extra spice and tang from our Pepper Jelly makes it unlike any other!

We love it as a sauce for meatball appetizers, on barbecue chicken and even on grilled hamburgers! Once made, it will keep in the refrigerator for at least two weeks.




1 T vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 10oz jar Oakley’s Pepper Jelly
1 6oz can tomato paste
2 T Worcestershire sauce



In a saucepan over medium heat, brown garlic in oil. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes over low, stirring occasionally.



Basil Pickle Wraps

Easy to make appetizers from Oakley's Southern Delights

It seems there's no limit to creative appetizers you can make with just a couple simple ingredients.

We recently whipped up these little hand-held basil wraps using ingredients we already had on had. Feel free to play around, substituting shaved prosciutto, pepperoni or ham for the Sopressata salami and trying other cheeses besides Asiago as well!



Picklelicious Sweet & Spicy Snacking Pickles

Fresh Basil Leaves

Thinly-Sliced Sopressata Salami and Asiago Cheese


Slice each pickle in half to make a thinner slice and assemble all ingredients on large, fresh basil leaves. It's that easy!


Spicy-Sweet Pickle Snacks

Another easy recipe from Oakley's Southern Delights

Ever had surprise guests drop in and have nothing to feed them? Well, that's why we always suggest you keep a jar of Oakley's Southern Delights Snacking Pickles around!

With just a few simple ingredients and a little imagination, you can create easy appetizers that will please the whole gang!



Blue Corn Chips

Whipped Cream Cheese

Picklelicious Sweet & Spicy Snacking Pickles

Hot Sauce


Start by dicing up  your pickles. Spread a little whipped cream cheese on each chip before adding chopped pickles and topping with a dash of hot sauce. 

Picklelicious Antipasto Bites

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Looking for a simple snack or easy appetizer for your next dinner party? With just three ingredients, you can whip up some crowd-pleasing Picklelicious Antipasto Bites!



Bite-Sized Snack Crackers

Thinly-Sliced Salami or Prosciutto

Picklelicious Sweet & Spicy Snacking Pickles


Simply place a folded slice of salami or prosciutto on the cracker and top with a pickle. That's all!


Easy Cream Cheese & Pepper Jelly Bites

There's nothing as simple, Southern and delicious as the classic combination of cream cheese and pepper jelly.



Bite-Sized Crackers

Whipped Cream Cheese

Oakley's Southern Delights Pepper Jelly

Fresh Thyme


Spread a small amount of whipped cream cheese on each cracker and top with a small dollop of pepper jelly. Add a small piece of fresh thyme on top and serve!