Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
Source of Recipe
List of Ingredients
Fresh jalapeno peppers, 2-3 inches in size
Cream cheese, softened
Thin regular bacon, sliced into thirds
Cut jalapenos in half, length-wise. With a spoon, remove the seeds and white membrane. Smear softened cream cheese into each jalapeno half. Wrap jalapeno with bacon piece. Secure by sticking toothpick through the middle. (At this point you can freeze them, uncooked, in a ziploc bag for later use.)
Bake on a pan with a rack in 375° oven for 20-25 minutes. You don't want the bacon to shrink so much it starts to squeeze the jalapeno. If, after 20 minutes, the bacon doesn't look brown enough, just turn on the broiler for a couple of minutes to finish it off. Serve immediately if you want them hot, or they are great at room temperature.