Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Combine cranberry relish, water, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper in a saucepan. Simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes or until reduced by half; set aside.
The brown sugar and cayenne pepper make the sweet and spicy flavors in this delicious appetizer.
Servings and Ingredients
|¼ c. cranberry relish|
|¼ c. water|
|1 tbsp. Hy-Vee brown sugar, packed|
|¼ tsp. Hy-Vee cayenne pepper|
|½ (8-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee plain cream cheese, softened|
|1 fresh jalapeno, seeded and chopped|
|¼ tsp. Hy-Vee garlic salt|
|¼ tsp. Hy-Vee ground black pepper|
|⅛ tsp. kosher salt|
|6 mini sweet bell peppers, halved and seeded|
|1 ½ c. Hy-Vee shredded mozzarella cheese, divided|
|¾ c. Hy-Vee plain bread crumbs, divided|
Things To Grab
- Large baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Small saucepan
- Medium bowl
Combine cream cheese, jalapeno pepper, garlic salt, black pepper, and kosher salt. Place cut peppers, cut sides up, on prepared baking sheet. Spoon cream cheese mixture into pepper halves; top each pepper with 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella and 1 tablespoon plain bread crumbs. Bake 20 minutes; remove from oven.
Preheat broiler to HIGH. Broil 4-inches from heat for 5 to 8 minutes or until tops are golden. Top with cranberry mixture just before serving.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 20g
- Cholesterol: 50mg
- Sodium: 700mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 33g
- Protein: 14g
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