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


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Makes 2 1/2 dozen
25 Min
15 Min


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

How to Make Sweet Hot Kisses


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

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About Sweet Hot Kisses

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

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