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Smoked Cheddar and Pomegranate Beer Dip: 

Smoked cheddar and pepper jack cheese is melted into your favorite beer and combined with fresh jalapeno and pomegranate seeds. Warm, sweet, smoky and savory dip for your favorite tortilla chips. 

Author Emily Weeks, RDN, LD


  • Seeds from 1 pomegranate about 1 1/2 cups
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 oz smoked cheddar shredded
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • 12 oz of your favorite beer
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp fresh garlic
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 2-3 Tbsp water
  • 1 jalapeno diced


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the pomegranate seeds, brown sugar, and water. Simmer over medium heat until the liquid reduces by almost half. Set aside.
  2. In another saucepan, add the pumpkin and garlic. Stir briefly then add the beer. Let the mixture get hot, and then add the smoked cheddar cheese and cheddar jack cheese. Whisk occasionally until the cheese is melted, about ten minutes. Don't let the cheese boil.
  3. To thicken, whisk the cornstarch and water together in a small bowl, then add to the saucepan.
  4. Remove from heat and add to serving dish. Swirl in the jalapeno and pomegranate mixture.
  5. Serve with chips.