Sunday, January 17, 2010

Jalapeno Poppers with Sweet Apple Mustard Dip

One of my favorite snacks is jalapeno poppers. I'm not a big fan of the ones stuffed with cheddar cheese, but I love the ones with cream cheese. Seems like everywhere I try these poppers, they have the cheddar filling. So, when I came across these, I knew I had to try them. Plus, it includes on of the things on my "to try" list...prosciutto. And it seemed a little healthier than the fried ones because they are baked. As the filling was being put together, I said to my mom, "I bet you could do anything with this filling, like stuff cherry tomatoes, or even use it as a dip." So, maybe I'll try it like that one time.

Recipe from Goodies by Kate

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 2 tablespoon sour cream 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 20 large jalapeno peppers, halved & seeded - I used 10 jalapenos, halved.
  • 10 slices prosciutto, cut in half - I only had 4 slices of prosciutto, so I cut each 1/2 into 4 strips, & it turned out to be plenty.
  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Stir together the cream cheese, white cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, dill, sour cream, garlic powder, and onion powder in a mixing bowl until evenly blended. Spoon some of the cheese mixture into each jalapeno half, and wrap with slice of prosciutto, Arrange the wrapped jalapeno halves onto a broiler pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the prosciutto is beginning to brown, about 20 minutes.

**Make sure you use gloves or something to cover your hands while seeding jalapenos because they are ridiculously hot, and can burn the skin on your hands.**

Sweet Apple Mustard Dip
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons spicy brown mustard

Mix it all up and enjoy! 


  1. Ok... I just want to say I enjoy a good jalapeno popper... but these were SOOOO good. The proscuitto (which tasted like a smokey bacon as you so brilliantly put it) made these poppers above standard. I agree with you on the cheddar filling. I much prefer the cream cheese filled ones, such as this one. The popper was very good but then... when you dip in that sweet appley mustard dip it places them way up there. I think the dip was good with this because the heat of the popper comes then the sweet (cold) dip was just a match made in culinary heaven. Thanks so much for making these. They were rated YUMMY on my richter scale. Love ya, Mom :)

  2. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE poppers!! This is such a nice twist to them with the prosciutto and the sweet apple mustard dip! Might have to give these a try one night, you do make them look delis!

  3. I like these because they aren't fried. To be honest, next time, I wouldn't put as much dill in, maybe 1/2 teaspoon instead of a full teaspoon. If you're not a big fan of dill, I wouldn't put that much in. Thank you for all the sweet comments! =)