Sweet Heat Jalapeno Poppers


There's heat from the jalapenos, crushed red pepper, and horseradish, but don't you worry, these won't burn your mouth! The cream cheese and sweet apricot tame these down and make them the perfect savory-sweet appetizer. Plus, they are gluten-free!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
10 jalapeno poppers


  • 10 large jalapeno peppers

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • 5 slices prosciutto, cut in half lengthwise

  • cup apricot preserves

  • 2 teaspoons water

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Cut each jalapeno lengthwise. Use a spoon to scrape the seeds and membranes out of the halves. Place jalapeno halves on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Combine cream cheese, horseradish, garlic powder, and paprika in a small bowl. Stuff jalapeno halves with the mixture. Wrap each jalapeno with a strip of prosciutto.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until peppers are slightly softened and cheese is lightly browned, 15 to 17 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile whisk apricot preserves, water, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes together in a small saucepan over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat and keep sauce warm.

  6. Place jalapenos on a serving platter and drizzle apricot sauce on top.

Cook's Note:

Use 8 extra-large jalapenos or 12-14 small jalapenos.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
10g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 219mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 8mg 40%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 76mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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