I love Jalapeno poppers! The spicy flavor of jalapenos combined with the cooling properties of cream cheese just make my mouth water. Mmmmmm! I thought I would take that classic appetizer and give it a little twist. What I came up with was Baked Jalapeno Cream Cheese Wontons.
These little bites turned out so amazing. I just had to share how I made this delicious appetizer.
First, I sliced the jalapenos in half and removed the seeds. You can keep the seeds if you’d like, but let me warn you, your tongue will be on fire!
Next, the stem was taken off and discarded and the pepper halves were cut into 3 equal sections. Again, you have a choice here. You can eat the stem if you want, but it is not recommended.
Then, I placed the wonton wrappers flat on a plate and added one jalapeno piece and a tablespoon of cream cheese to each. I worked quickly so the wrappers wouldn’t dry out.
After that, I folded up the wontons. I am not sure I did this the “proper” way, but I just tried to make sure all of the stuffing stayed inside the wrapper.
Finally, I brushed each ball of goodness lightly with olive oil, placed them in a shallow baking dish, and cooked them in the oven at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
These wontons are amazing! The perfect appetizer for entertaining.
Baked Jalapeno Cream Cheese Wontons from Elizabeth Joan Designs
– 18 Wonton wrappers
– 1/4 cup olive oil
– 3 Jalapenos- seeds removed and cut into 6 pieces
– 1 Package jalapeno cream cheese (You can use plain cream cheese if you like them less spicy.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill each wonton wrapper with one jalapeno piece and cream cheese. Fold carefully and brush lightly with olive oil. Bake 8-10 minutes or until wonton is browned. Cool for about 3 minutes and serve warm with your favorite salsa or ranch dressing.
I love the jalapeno cream cheese wontons, but my curiosity peaked at the sight of pumpkin & spice cream cheese. It was a must try with the wonton wrappers. I filled each one with cream cheese and wrapped it up. After I brushed the wontons with olive oil, I sprinkled them with cinnamon.
Wow! These tasted like fall in a ball! Yummmy!
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