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Pickle Poppers

Author Charlene


  • 1 jar pickles
  • 1 cup cream cheese (250g package)
  • 1/2 cup grated sharp cheese like cheddar, monterey jack or pepper jack
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 tsp dill (optional)
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 1/4 cup pepper jelly


  1. Cut the pickles in half lengthwise and pat them dry with a paper towel.  Lay them out on a baking sheet cut side up.

  2. Mix together the cream cheese, grated cheese, minced garlic, minced jalapeño, minced onion and dill.  Spoon this mixture into a ziplock bag.

  3. Snip the corner of the ziplock bag and pipe the cheese mixture on to the pickle.

  4. Snugly wrap the piped pickles in a full slice of bacon covering as much of the pickle as possible so the cream cheese doesn't leak out when it's baking. I used half a slice for short pickles.

  5. Brush a good amount of pepper jelly on to the bacon wrapped pickle.

  6. Bake at 400F for about 20 minutes, or until the bacon is nice and crispy and fully cooked.

Recipe Notes

Tip:  If your pepper jelly is quite thick and not brushing well just pop it into the microwave for a few seconds and warm it up.