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Pomp and Circumstance Pepper Pops

Jalapeño popper dip makes a great filling for a savory pie crust and everything tastes better on a stick.

Hands-on Time: 60 min. | Total Time: 1 hr. 25 min. | Serves: 36 | Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients:
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup pickled jalapeños, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 each. jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 packages (14.1oz.) refrigerated pie crust
  • 36 6” cookie sticks
  • 1 large egg, beaten
Directions:
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a bowl add cream cheese, parmesan cheese, jalapeños, garlic and pepper; mix well to combine.
  3. On a light floured surface lay out pie crust, roll to form 12” diameter circle. With a 2 ½” round cutter, cut 18 circles of dough. Repeat with remain pie crusts. Brush 36 circles with egg wash; lay a cookie stick in the center and press lightly. Top with 1 teaspoon of jalapeño mixture leaving ½” border; top with remaining circles of dough. Fork around edges to secure. Transfer to prepared pan, brush tops with egg wash and cut a small slit in the center.
  4. Bake 14-18 minutes until edges are golden brown.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Analysis:

Per serving: Calories 140, Calories from Fat 80, Total Fat 9g (14% DV), Saturated Fat 3.5g (18% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 10mg (3% DV), Sodium 150mg (6% DV), Carbohydrates 13g (4% DV), Dietary Fiber < 1g (3% DV), Sugars 1g, Protein 2g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 4%.

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