Puffed Jalapeno Poppers

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Becky Low shares how to make Jalapeno Poppers with a Raspberry dipping sauce.

Puffed Jalapeno Poppers
1 package (17-oz) Pepperidge Farm Puffed Pastry sheets
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon water
¼ pound raw bacon (⅓-½ cooked chopped)
1 package (8-oz) cream cheese, softened
1 clove crushed garlic
¾ cup shredded Colby Jack cheese, divided
12 Jalapeno peppers
Dipping sauce (see recipe below) optional

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Thaw Puff Pastry according to package directions. Beat together water and egg; set aside.

Scramble fry bacon until crisp; drain excess fat and blot with a paper towel; crumble or chop. Combine and mix well bacon, softened cream cheese, garlic and ½-cup Colby/Jack cheese.

Using gloves, cut jalapeno peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membrane. Fill each pepper half with a skimpy tablespoon of cheese filling.

On a lightly floured surface, roll each sheet of puff pastry into a 10×13 rectangle; cut each rectangle into twelve squares. Place one stuffed pepper half, cut side down, diagonally on each pastry square. Dampen the edges of the pastry, fold diagonal edges around peppers and press to seal. Brush with egg wash and place on prepared baking sheet, seam side down. Sprinkle wrapped peppers with remaining cheese. Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown and puffed. Let cool on baking sheets for 10 minutes. Enjoy warm with dipping sauce.

Recipe is an adaptation from Pepperidge Farms “Jalapeno Poppers in a Blanket” recipe. Click here to view. Recipe makes 24 poppers.
Raspberry Dipping Sauce

Stir together 1 cup raspberry jam with ⅓ cup warm water. Microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring after each time, until sauce is warm and smooth. Stir in ½ teaspoon vinegar (or to taste), if desired.

Becky Low represents The Dairy Council of Utah/Nevada. For delicious dairy recipes and nutrition information go to www.dairycouncilutnv.com or Facebook www.facebook.com/DairyUTNV. For nutrition research go to www.nationaldairycouncil.org.

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