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Maple Jalapenos Recipe

Maple Jalapenos Recipe

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. YIELD:50 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 appetizer equals 61 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 141 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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