Saturday, May 14, 2011

RECIPE REVIEW ~ Jalapeno Pop'ems ♥♥♥♥♥


Bacon-Apple-Jalapeno Pop'ems* 

Recipe courtesy of Aarti Sequeria from Food Network.

   ♥♥♥♥♥ - 5 of out 5 hearts for me!!!  

These were wonderful.

The only substitution I made was that I used Oscar Meyer Lower Sodium Turkey bacon and I did have to cook them for an additional 10 minutes to get the bacon a little more crisp.  These were absolutely delicious!!!  I will for sure be making these again!  The ingredients are simple, inexpensive and as a member of Weight Watchers® these are a great appetizer for my calorie budget.  I'm not gonna lie - I ate 10 of these suckers as my dinner tonight, and it was only 7 WW points!!!  What a bargain!


*Recipe below has been copied and pasted from Food


  • 1 (8-ounce) package light cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 large granny smith apple, cored and minced
  • 3 large scallions, roots sliced off, green and white parts minced finely
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 20 jalapenos
  • 20 strips thin-sliced bacon, chopped in half
  • Special equipment: 40 toothpicks


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment.

In a large bowl, stir and break down the cream cheese until smooth. Add the apples and scallions, plus as much salt and freshly ground black pepper as you like.

Don a pair of plastic gloves so you don't burn your fingers or your eyes like I did. Slice each jalapeno in half lengthwise, and then either slice out the membranes or use a measuring spoon to scoop them out. Discard the seeds.

Either using a teaspoon or a small icing spatula, fill each jalapeno half with the cream cheese mixture; fill until just over the rim of the jalapeno. Wrap each pepper with a bacon half and secure with a toothpick. Line up the pop 'ems on the prepared baking sheet and pop into the oven until bacon has browned on the bottom, about 30 minutes. Allow to cool for about 5 minutes (which will be as long as you can resist them). Enjoy with a cold beer! Aaah!


  1. Not sure why the all caps....couldn't figure that one out. :) I guess I liked them so much my computer decided to yell it to the world. LOL :)

  2. Ooh, these look wonderful! I might have to actually invite people over and try these!