Jalapeño Popper Puffs
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Serves: 12 bites
 
Jalapeños, loads of cheese, and bacon are nestled in a square of puff pastry for the perfect winter or game day bite, paired easily with a glass of Pinot Grigio.
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg (2 sheets) puff pastry, thawed
  • ? cup jalapenos, finely diced
  • ¼ cup crispy bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • ¾ cup mild cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Lay out the puff pastry sheet flat. Cut it into thirds vertically and then horizontally so you have 9 equal squares.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, add in the jalapenos, bacon, pepper jack and cheddar cheese, and cream cheese, Wood it with a wooden spoon until the cream cheese is thoroughly incorporated. You want the cream cheese to act as a binder for the other cheeses, jalapenos, and bacon.
  4. Add the egg into a small bowl with 2 tsp. water. Whisk with a fork to combine.
  5. Brush the egg wash on top of the puff pastry squares.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of the jalapeno popper filling to the center of the puff pastry. I rolled mine into a ball and placed it into the center of the pastry.
  7. Place into the oven and bake for 18 minutes until the edges are golden brown.
  8. Remove from the oven and eat immediately.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at http://honestcooking.com/jalapeno-popper-puffs/