Sweet Hot Kisses

Dawn Cordova


I love the combination of spicy and sweet. This appetizer is a perfect combination of my favorite flavors.

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Makes 2 1/2 dozen


25 Min


15 Min



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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This is a great easy appetizer for your next party. We loved the heat in these. Very yummy!


1-8 oz
package cream cheese, softened
1 medium
jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
1 pkg
puff pastry sheet, thawed (2 sheets)
1/3 c
green or red pepper jelly

Directions Step-By-Step

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix cream cheese and chopped jalapenos in small bowl. Drop 1/2 inch balls onto wax paper lined plate. Place cream cheese balls into freezer while you prepare puff pastry-about 15 minutes
Unfold sheets of puff pastry and roll over with a rolling pin to remove creases. Cut each sheet in half, then in half again and so on until you have 32 squares.
Place each square into a greased mini muffin cup. Arrange so corners a pointed up. Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
Place one cream cheese ball into each pastry cup. Push in if pastry has begun to puff. Return to oven and bake and addition 8 - 10 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Remove pastries from tin and immediately top with 1/2 teaspoon pepper jelly. Serve warm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Bread
Regional Style: Southwestern
Collection: New Year Party
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #holiday