SUPER BOWL JALAPENO POPPERS

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We’re back…again! Look at us, three days in a row. Or was it four? Either way, we’re here to get you through hump day and have another great recipe for your Super Bowl Party. These Jalapeño Poppers are out of this world! They’re sweet, tangy, and spicy. What could be better? Oh right…BACON. Bacon makes just about everything better.

We’ve made a few adjustments since we first made it and we think these will be a great addition to any super bowl party. Spicy jalapeños, cool green apples, and bacon. What could be better.

 

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Bacon-Apple Jalapeño Poppers

Bacon-Apple Jalapeño Poppers

Bacon-Apple Jalapeño Poppers 

Ingredients 

  • 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
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • 20 large jalapeños
  • 20 strips thick cut bacon (cut into halves)

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line a sheet pan with foil, parchment or a slip mat.

Step 2: In a medium sautée pan par cook your bacon on both sides. It shouldn’t be crispy or fully cooked. It’s going to look ugly, but set aside and allow to cool.

Step 3: 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 and a little cayenne pepper.

Step 4: 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.

Step 5: 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 par cooked bacon pieces. Secure the bacon to the jalapeños using a toothpick.

Bacon-Apple Jalapeño Poppers

Step 6: Line the poppers on the prepared sheet pan. Cook the poppers for 20-25 minutes, or until the bacon is cooked and browned on the bottom.

Bacon-Apple Jalapeño Poppers

Peaches says, “BACON?! You share with me?”

Bacon-Apple Jalapeño Poppers

Bacon-Apple Jalapeño Poppers

“You. Give. Me. Bacon.”

Bacon-Apple Jalapeño Poppers

Step 7: Allow to cool for at least five minutes, and then serve!!

Bacon-Apple Jalapeño Poppers

Bacon-Apple Jalapeño Poppers

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