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Kickin' Cranberry Jalapeño Poppers

Kickin' Cranberry Jalapeño Poppers

Kickin' Cranberry Jalapeño Poppers


  • Delicious recipe Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Delicious recipe Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Delicious recipe Servings: 30 poppers


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 09/10/2017 at 01:16 AM

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 11/21/2015 at 10:08 AM

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!

08/21/2015 at 04:59 PM

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 11/24/2010 at 06:26 AM

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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