PUFF PASTRY JALAPENO POPPERS

February 23, 2013 · 53 comments

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Puff Pastry Jalapeno Poppers by Rachel Schultz

Have you ever gone to the movies alone? The first time I ever did was in 8th grade. My mom had to go to a boring appointment or something so I went and saw Blue Crush. I haven’t done it again since, until yesterday.

Once I got over the part of my social wiring that told me I was being super lame, I really loved it. I went to the theatre. In the middle of the day. The movie finished and I could just walk out without having to talk to anyone. It held me in the catharsis of the story a bit longer.

Put simply, it was great. If your life’s schedule ever allows you to see a weekday matinee by yourself, I suspect you’ll like it.

Puff Pastry Jalapeno Poppers
Makes 24 poppers

12 jalapenos, halved and seeds removed
1 box puff pastry (2 sheets)
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup bacon pieces
1 cup cheddar, shredded
4 cloves garlic
1 egg
Olive oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle garlic cloves with olive oil and wrap in aluminum foil. Roast in oven for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, unfold thawed pastry sheet and roll into a 9×12 inch rectangle. Slice each sheet into twelve 3×3 inch squares, making for a total of 24 squares with both sheets. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, bacon, cheddar, and garlic. Spoon cream cheese filling into jalapeno halves.

Puff Pastry Jalapeno Poppers by Rachel Schultz

Puff Pastry Jalapeno Poppers by Rachel Schultz

Wrap pastry squares around stuffed jalapenos and arrange on a baking sheet.

Puff Pastry Jalapeno Poppers by Rachel Schultz

Whisk together egg and 3 tablespoons water. Brush egg mixture over poppers. (Top with additional cheddar, if you like.) Bake for 20 minutes.

Puff Pastry Jalapeno Poppers by Rachel Schultz

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Puff Pastry Jalapeno Poppers from Rachel Schultz

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puff pastry jalapeno poppers
 
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Serves: 24 poppers
Ingredients
  • 12 jalapenos, halved and seeds removed
  • 1 box puff pastry (2 sheets)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup bacon pieces
  • 1 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 egg
  • Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle garlic cloves with olive oil and wrap in aluminum foil. Roast in oven for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, unfold thawed pastry sheet and roll into a 9x12 inch rectangle. Slice each sheet into twelve 3x3 inch squares, making for a total of 24 squares with both sheets. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, bacon, cheddar, and garlic. Spoon cream cheese filling into jalapeno halves.
  3. Wrap pastry squares around stuffed jalapenos and arrange on a baking sheet.
  4. Whisk together egg and 3 tablespoons water. Brush egg mixture over poppers. (Top with additional cheddar, if you like.) Bake for 20 minutes.

 

Modified from The Little Kitchen.

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Kathy June 23, 2014 at 9:52 pm

Please can you make ahead and freeze???????????
Help

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Rachel Schultz June 24, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Yes that would be fine!

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Lupita barragan April 6, 2014 at 8:11 am

I Love this idea!! Totally going to try this out !

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Lupita barragan April 6, 2014 at 8:11 am

lol

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BonnieH April 4, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Ive never made these before and need clarification… the picture shows the pepper at an angle on the dough… how do you smooch the dough over the top of the pepper? Ive also never worked with puff pastry

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Rosa T February 27, 2014 at 2:15 am

I made these as a late night snack last night and they were SO delicious that I ate 10 of these and went to bed satisfied!!

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lrosil December 17, 2013 at 7:17 pm

nice

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Emily Pinho December 6, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Great recipe! I was too lazy to do the whole cooking-the-garlic thing and just used the minced garlic in a jar, but they came out amazing anyway!! Super easy to make and they were a huge hit!

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Jennifer November 28, 2013 at 7:25 am

I’m about to start making these for my family for tomorrow’s thanksgiving feast and I wasn’t sure if I could use uncooked bacon or if I should cook it first then ass it to the mix?

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Kimberly November 23, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Do you first bake the Jalapeño halves with garlic and olive oil (400 degrees for 30 mins), then add the other ingredients and bake again in the pastry dough (for 20 mins)?

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Rachel Schultz November 23, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Nope, all at once!

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Shanna November 21, 2013 at 2:36 pm

I wonder if you can use crescent rolls to wrap them in instead???

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Patricia June 10, 2014 at 2:54 pm

yes, they are ten better with the crescent rolls.

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Jennifun November 12, 2013 at 3:40 pm

I made these. They are awesome! I wrapped cooked bacon around them before I wrapped the pastry around them. YUM!

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sarahelhab October 10, 2013 at 6:06 pm

wow those puff pastry Jalapeño poppers look delicious!! Love the recipe, easy to manage and follow, not too complex! I’ll definitely have a go at it this weekend

http://sarahelhab.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/way-to-my-heart-is-through-my-tummy/
Sarah El-Habbash

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Andrea September 25, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Do you think I could make these but freeze half of them before baking them then just take them out and bake them later? I want to use up the jalapenos that I have but do not have enough tummies to eat 24 of these.

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Tracy September 17, 2013 at 2:22 pm

These look so good – adding them to the menu for football Sunday. I wonder if they would freeze well…would be a great snack to have on hand!

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Diana July 15, 2013 at 3:15 am

Are you suppose to bake the jalapeño peppers drizzled in oil or the garlic? The recipe says to bake the garlic for 30 minutes. Just curious!

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Rachel Schultz July 15, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Yeah, you roast the garlic drizzled in olive oil, then stir the roasted garlic into the filling.

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Lisa July 15, 2013 at 12:46 am

Have you tried freezing these before baking? Any special baking instructions from frozen?

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Marie June 24, 2013 at 3:26 am

This looks like a great recipe, I’ll have to try it soon! I do have an odd question for you. Whenever I post something on pinterest, my image size seems smaller than the original blog image. Yet your picture seems to be the exact same size. Is there anything special that you do? Thanks!

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Rachel Schultz June 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm

I fiddled around to try to figure out your problem. Try to make sure you’re pinning from the recipe’s page and not the home page (just click on the title from the home page). Hope that helps!

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Jen June 20, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Holy. Smokes. Must try these. I crave something like this every time I drive by Jack in the Box and that is often because it’s right down the street from my house. I’m curious to see how it would work with crescent roll dough… I just might have to give that a whirl! Thanks for this post, and I’m with you. A solo weekday matinee is a beautiful thing and something I haven’t done in ages because of my daughter’s schedule, but it really is fabulous!

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Rachel Schultz June 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Thanks! Yes, you’ve just reminded me I’m craving another matinee too.

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meggon June 12, 2013 at 2:43 am

I found these on another website that linked to yours. They look delicious! I’m re-pinning directly from your site…

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Rachel Schultz June 12, 2013 at 2:44 am

Thanks! Would you mind sharing what site it was?

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Amanda May 31, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Can you use diced jalapenos and mix them in with the cream cheese, bacon, cheddar, and garlic instead of using half a pepper and just stuff it all in the pastry sheets?

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Rachel Schultz May 31, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Yep! That’s definitely another option.

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Sherrie May 25, 2013 at 3:08 am

These Puff Pastry Jalapeño Poppers look delicious. Like the twist of using puff pastry. Can’t wait to make them.

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Rachel Schultz May 26, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Thanks! Hope you enjoy :)

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Yenny April 8, 2013 at 8:25 pm

These look great! I’ll definitely try them out :)

I also love watching movies by myself! Do it all the time :)

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Rachel Schultz April 8, 2013 at 8:42 pm

That’s great! I’m glad to know there’s at least one other.

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ktlee February 24, 2013 at 5:09 am

What movie did you see? Love this twist on jalapeno poppers!

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Rachel Schultz February 24, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Thanks! I saw Silver Linings Playbook.

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