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peter pepper poppers

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a recipe by
Tammy Brownlow
Dallas, TX

Peter Peppers - yes this is their actual name, are considered rare and are grown in personal gardens. My parents shared a few with me to sample and boy howdy do they pack a punch of heat! Once the seeds are removed they have a wonderful flavor...however it did take an hour for my mouth to stop burning and my eyes to quit watering after just taking a bite out of it whole. They should definitely come with a warning label!!

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serves Makes 16 poppers
prep time 15 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For peter pepper poppers

  • 1/2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 c
    mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp
    romano cheese, grated
  • 2 Tbsp
    roasted bell pepper, diced
  • 1 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 slice
    maple bacon, cooked
  • 8
    peter peppers

How To Make peter pepper poppers

  • 1
    NOTE: Some folks have a reaction to handling hot peppers. Just to be on the safe side - use surgical gloves while seeding. Thanks for the suggestion Albert! (:
  • 2
    Preheat oven to 350.
  • 3
    Cut peppers in half and remove ALL seeds, and trim off as much of the veins as possible - they can contribute substantial heat!
  • 4
    In a medium bowl, combine cheeses, bell pepprs, cream cheese and bacon. Stir until well combined.
  • 5
    Add filling to inside of pepper halves. I used a pastry bag, but you can cut the end off a ziplock bag to pipe the filling in to the peppers.
  • 6
    Bake poppers for about 5 minutes until cheese has melted. Enjoy!