Maple Jalapenos Recipe
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Maple Jalapenos Recipe

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Craving something sweet with a little bit of heat? Try these creamy, sweet, hot and savory treats. One bite, and you won’t be able to stop! —Nicole Larson, American Fork, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:50 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 50 servings


  • 25 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 pound Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed jalapeno half: 61 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 141mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Cut jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Set aside. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, feta cheese and syrup until smooth. Spoon into pepper halves.
  2. Place in two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Top with bacon and sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes for spicy flavor, 30 minutes for medium and 40 minutes for mild. Yield: 50 appetizers.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Maple Jalapenos in Simple & Delicious December/January 2012, p89

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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CypressFoodie User ID: 7325105 176667
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"Made these for a football party and they were awesome!"

nadine55 User ID: 1434191 176665
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"Making for New Years bash"

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 110297
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2012

"Loved these. Perfect game day food."

herkewlmom User ID: 6424871 176663
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"We loved the maple jalapenos. The first time we ate this we stuck to all of the original ingredients. For us this was too sweet. We made this recipe again. We cut the maple syrup in half and totally eliminated the brown sugar. Loved it even more. This is a must try recipe for anyone who has ever tried any kind of stuffed jalapeno recipe or thinks they like jalapenos."

herkewlmom User ID: 6424871 177419
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2011

"we enjoy this, though we thought it was a bit too sweet. we are going to try this again."

NatalieRiggs User ID: 1544067 118309
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"Sweet, savory and spicy! My family loved them, especially my 17 year old son!"

mrumpz User ID: 5531525 110296
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2011

"This is one of the appetizers I served last night to guests for an annual holiday get together. They were awesome! Everyone loved them and they were quickly gobbled up! I used about 15 jalapenos and made the filling as directed, so I suggest making extra filling. I'm not a big fan of maple syrup but the sweetness was perfect with the spiciness of the jalapeno.Can't wait to make them again!"

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