Jalapeño Bacon Bites

Makes 24 bites

Ingredients

  • 12 jalapeño peppers
  • 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese
  • 12 strips of bacon, cut in half crosswise
  • 1/2 cup pepper jelly or your favorite seedless fruit preserves
  • Toothpicks
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 400°F.Line a sheet pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.Slice jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Fill each jalapeno half with cream cheese. Wrap each half with a piece of bacon, secure with a toothpick and place on prepared sheet pan.Bake 20-30 minutes until bacon is cooked but not too crispy. Remove bites from oven and heat broiler to high. Drain any liquid from pan. Warm jelly in the microwave for 20-30 seconds until it melts a bit. Glaze each bite with jelly.Return to oven and broil for 2-3 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.
Recipe from Central Market Mill Creek - Culinary Resource Center
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