Kickin' Cranberry Jalapeño Poppers

Kickin' Cranberry Jalapeño Poppers
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Makes 30 poppers


1 pound fresh jalapeño peppers, sliced lengthwise and seeded
12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 10-ounce package Ocean Spray® Craisins® Original Dried Cranberries
8 ounces Ocean Spray® Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
8-10 round buttery crackers, crushed
1 package apple-maple bacon, slices cut in half


Preheat grill to medium heat (about 350°F).

Grease baking sheet with sides with olive oil. Place jalapeño halves on baking sheet. Combine cream cheese, dried cranberries, cranberry sauce, garlic and salt in large bowl; mix well. Spoon filling into jalapeño halves. Coat cream cheese mixture with crushed crackers. Wrap half-slice bacon around each filled jalapeño half. Secure with toothpick, if desired.

Place baking sheet on grill. Cover grill; grill poppers until bacon is crispy.

Makes 30 poppers.


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Michelle from Chase, WI

I made a couple changes to make them easier to eat. After I cook the bacon I bake the jalapenos in some of the fat for 10 minutes on each side (20 min total). I crumble the bacon and add it to the cream cheese mixture. I bake them for about 10-12 minutes and serve on tortilla chips.


Kim from Tampa, FL

I made these for Thanksgiving a couple of years ago, I took them out of the oven and made the mistake of walking away and when I came back the tray was EMPTY! The family devoured them. I make them for different occasions and they disappear every time. When I am asked for the recipe I tell everyone about this site. So many great ideas.

We love these!

I have made these several times and my family loves them, (me too)! Two things I do differently from recipe is using regular bacon because I always have that on hand and I leave a few pepper seeds in the mix to give them a little more kick.

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Christina from Kansas City, MO

Rave reviews from everyone who tried these - even those who didn't expect to like them. I even added some bacon bits to the cream cheese mixture.

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