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Jalapeno Puff Pastry

Some like it hot! Every once in awhile, I get a craving for something spicy. There is something undeniably intriguing about food that gets your taste buds sizzling—figuratively, anyway. And jalapenos are one of the best ways to give your food a kick without making it too overbearing or overwhelming. If your taste buds need a little kick, check out my Spicy Jalapeno Puff Pastry Appetizers
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Servings


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ lg Jalapeno pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place puff pastry on top.
  • Using a paring knife, cut puff pastry into 16 squares, about 2x2 inches in size each. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whip cream cheese with an electric mixer. This will make the cream cheese easier to work with.
  • Add salt, pepper and shredded cheese into bowl of cream cheese and fold.
  • Remove seeds from jalapeno pepper and dice into small pieces.
  • Add about 1 ½ tsps of the cheese mixture in the center of each puff pastry square. Top it off with the diced jalapeno.
  • Take two opposite corners of each square and have them meet in the middle. Press down to seal.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy! 


Take note that the amounts indicated for this recipe are made for a puff pastry sheet that’s about 9 x 12 inches in size
Keyword puff pastry