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sweet hot kisses

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Dawn Cordova
Lancaster, CA

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

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is an easy appetizer for your next party that can be whipped up in no time. We really enjoyed these flaky puff pastry bites with a warm jalapeño cream cheese center. The pepper jelly adds a hint of sweetness and spice.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For sweet hot kisses

  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 md
    jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 sheet
    puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/3 c
    green or red pepper jelly

How To Make sweet hot kisses

  • Balls of cream cheese and chopped jalapenos on a wax paper-lined plate.
    Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix the cream cheese and jalapeños in a small bowl. Scoop mixture into 1/2 inch balls and drop onto a wax paper-lined plate. Place the balls in the freezer while you prepare the puff pastry (about 15 minutes).
  • Removing creases from a sheet of puff pastry.
    Unfold the sheets of puff pastry and roll over with a rolling pin to remove creases.
  • Cutting each sheet into 16 squares.
    Cut each sheet in half, then in half again, and so on until you have 32 squares.
  • Puff pastry squares placed in mini muffin tins and in the oven.
    Place each square into a greased mini muffin cup. Arrange so the corners are pointed up. Bake for 5 minutes.
  • Cream cheese ball pushed into the center of the puff pastry.
    Place one cream cheese ball into each pastry cup. Push in if the pastry has begun to puff.
  • Continuing to bake the puff pastry.
    Return to the oven and bake an additional 8 - 10 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
  • A dollop of pepper jelly on top of the puff pastry.
    Remove the pastries from the tin and top each immediately with 1/2 teaspoon pepper jelly. Serve warm.