Pimento Cheese Jalapeño Poppers with Tamarind Pepper Jelly

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Jalapeño Poppers and mine and my best friend’s favorite food ever! We are constantly making them when we have dinner parties or hang out together! Recently, I decided I was going to try and create new and different jalapeño poppers and so I began with this simple recipe switch up! I plan on creating more variations of the recipe in the future and I will add them to the blog very soon! For now, this recipe is my first Jalapeño Popper variation recipe and let me just say… it is SO GOOD! It’s spicy, tangy, creamy, salty, and sweet! ALL the flavor profiles are happening here. I think I love jalapeño poppers for this very reason. It’s like an all in one appetizer! You get a lot of flavor and they are relatively easy to create!

Equipment for this recipe:

  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Spoon
  • Grill or Oven
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Small bowl

Ingredients for this recipe:

  • Jalapeños
  • Pimento Cheese (homemade or store bought)
  • Bacon
  • Tamarind Paste
  • Honey
  • Thai Chili Garlic Sauce


Spicier- If you would like spicier (I will warn you these are already pretty spicy) jalapeños, all you need to do is leave some seeds in before you stuff them with the pimento cheese.

Milder- If you would like a milder jalapeño popper, make sure you completely deseed the jalapeño and you can also omit the Thai Chili Garlic Sauce as well!

Other appetizers from the blog:

Tomato, Rosemary, & Brie Tart

Pistachio Encrusted Zucchini Fries

Gouda Cheese Grit Cake Bites with Cranberry Compote Sauce

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