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Smoky Pimiento Cheese Poppers


Ease: Easy

Yield: Makes about 2 dozen

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Source: Rebecca Gordon, Buttermilk Lipstick

Southeast Dairy Association - Smokey Pimiento Stuffed Peppers
A pastry bag or a zip-top freezer bag make filling the peppers a breeze. Stuff the peppers one day in advance. Cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.

Ingredients

  • 14 miniature sweet peppers
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar diced pimientos, drained
  • 1 teaspoon minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 5 soda crackers, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°. Cut peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and center membrane. Cut a small sliver from pepper bottoms, if desired to keep upright. Place on a lightly greased foil-lined baking sheet. Combine Cheddar and next five ingredients in a large bowl. Pipe filling into pepper halves. Do not over fill. Toss cracker crumbs with butter; sprinkle over the peppers.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese melts and the peppers soften.

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