Today’s recipe actually comes from one of our favorite Food Network Stars, Aarti Sequoia. These Bacon-Apple Jalapeño Poppers are the absolute best.
Anything wrapped in bacon is awesome, but the combination of spicy jalapeño filled with green apples, green onions and cream cheese all wrapped up in salty bacon is just a slam dunk!
Bacon-Apple Jalapeño Poppers
- 1 8oz package cream cheese (room temperature)
- 6 green onions (roots sliced off, fine dice)
- 1 large Granny Smith apple (finely diced)
- Kosher Salt
- Fresh Ground Pepper
- 20 large jalapeños
- 20 strips thick cut bacon (cut into halves)
Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line a sheet pan with foil, parchment or a slip mat.
In a large bowl, stir the cream cheese until begins to break down. Add the apples and the green onions. At this time, stir in some fresh cracked pepper and a pinch of kosher salt.
Wearing a pair of gloves (THIS IS IMPORTANT), slice the jalapeños lengthwise. Next, deseed them by either cutting out the membrane or scoop it out using a small spoon.
Using a pastry bag (or our handy ziplock/pastry bag tip), pipe the filling into the hollowed out jalapeños. Then, wrap the jalapeños with the bacon pieces. Secure the bacon to the jalapeños using a toothpick.
Line the poppers on the prepared sheet pan. Cook the poppers for 30-40 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked and browned on the bottom.
Peaches says, “BACON?! You share with me?”
“You. Give. Me. Bacon.”
Allow to cool for at least five minutes, and then serve!!