But when I planned the Cards Against Humanity party, I knew I wanted mainly finger foods and jalapeno poppers are just that! While the two other versions I’ve served have just used the jalapeno for the shell, I was drawn to these because of the use of puff pastry. This made them most like the ones you’d get from your local restaurant or sub shop.
- 12 jalapenos, halved and seeds removed
- 1 box puff pastry (2 sheets), thawed
- 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp. water
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.
2. Unfold both sheets of puff pastry and cut each into 12 3×3 squares, making 24 total squares.
3. In a bowl, stir together cream cheese, cheddar cheese and bacon.
4. Fill each jalapeno half with the cream cheese mixture. Place each jalapeno on a piece of puff pastry and wrap the puff pastry around the jalapeno. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
5. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Brush over the poppers.
6. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately.
I loved these and found them to be much better than the stuffed versions I tried. The puff pastry gave a nice flaky crust that took away some of the heat from the jalapeno. One of my friends must have gotten a particularly hot jalapeno though because she said hers was really, really spicy.