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Baked Jalapenos Recipe

Baked Jalapenos Recipe

This baked version of jalapeno poppers was developed by our home economists. The crunchy topping nicely complements the creamy filling.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 8 jalapeno peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup cornflake crumbs

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and cumin until smooth. Beat in Monterey Jack cheese and cilantro. Spoon into jalapeno halves.
  • 2. Place egg and cornflake crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Dip filling side of jalapenos in egg, then coat with crumbs.
  • 3. Place on a greased baking sheet with crumb side up. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Serve immediately. Yield: 16 appetizers.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 58 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.