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From Our Backyard: Fischer & Wieser

Founded more than 40 years ago in the Hill Country of Texas, Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods started as roadside peach stand and grew into a local legend. Still family-owned and operated, it has now grown far beyond Texas peaches, and now makes more than 100 jams, sauces, mustards, salad dressings and other gourmet items.

And I bet you have tried at least one of them – their Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce.

Introduced in the ‘90s, just before chipotle peppers were a big deal, it quickly became the company’s biggest hit. Somewhat sweet, mildly hot, it’s delicious as a marinade or sauce for meat, or used as the basis for a salad dressing or dip. The company claims it is now the No. 1-selling specialty condiment in all of Texas.

One of the most popular ways to serve this sauce is over a block of cream cheese, with crackers, for a simple appetizer. But this recipe takes that a step further. The combination may sound a little odd, but the sweet-spicy flavors of the sauce blend perfectly with the other ingredients for an easy hot appetizer that always gets raves.

Warm Raspberry Chipotle Cheese Dip
8 oz block cream cheese
15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 bottle Fischer & Wieser Original Roasted Raspberry Chipotle Sauce
10 oz grated Cheddar cheese
Blue corn tortilla chips, for serving

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Place cream cheese in small baking dish, no larger than 9 x 9. Pour drained black beans over cheese, then pour sauce over this. Sprinkle cheese over all.

Bake until cheese is bubbly, about 10 minutes. Serve immediately, with blue corn tortilla chips.

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