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Friday, November 2, 2012

Pumpkin Pepper Poppers!

This week was Pumpkin Week on Good Morning Idaho and I "popped" in with a recipe for Pumpkin Pepper Poppers.  These are so delicious!  Here is a link to this morning's segment.  And the recipe is posted below.

http://www.kivitv.com/goodmorningidaho/176959871.html

This is my sweet friend, Holly who comes along to make sure every appearance on GMI goes as smooth as silk!  She is the best!  :)




Pumpkin Pepper Poppers

(makes 4 dozen poppers)

Ingredients:

  • 24 large jalapeno peppers (or sweet peppers, if you prefer)
  • 1 8 oz brick of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of 100% pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 24 slices of bacon 

Directions:

1.  Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2.  Slice the jalapeno peppers in half.  Scrape out the ribs and seeds and discard them.
3.  Mix together the cream cheese, pumpkin and spices with a hand mixer on low for about 1 minute.
4.  Stuff the jalepenos with the mixture.
5.  Cut each bacon slice in half so that you have 4 dozen slices and wrap each pepper with bacon.
6.  Place the peppers on a cookie cooling rack over a foil lined cookie sheet.
7.  Bake for about 20 minutes or until the bacon is at your desired crispiness.

These go great with a yummy pumpkin ale!

Enjoy!



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