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Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Peppadews

If you grabbed a dictionary and looked up the definition for amuse bouche, there would surely be a photo of our Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Peppadews  next to the words. These little bites of heaven are stuffed with our favorite herbed cheese, wrapped in salty bacon and popped into the air fryer until irresistibly crispy and creamy. The perfect happy hour treat! 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword stuffed peppers, appetizers, studded peppadews
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
20 minutes
Total Time 44 minutes
Servings 18 peppers
Calories 31kcal
Author Nicole
Cost $15

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • 18 peppadew peppers
  • 5 oz herbed goat or cream cheese (honey goat or chream cheese would also be delicious!)
  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon (we used this exact brand and variety)
  • honey for drizzling

Instructions

  • Drain the peppers. Pat dry with paper towels on the inside and outside.
  • Use a 1/2 teaspoon to stuff the peppers to the top with cheese. Place all of the cheese-stuffed peppers in the freezer to chill for 35 minutes.
  • Pull the peppers out and wrap in bacon, making sure the bacon covers the opening of the pepper where the cheese is at. Overlap the bacon about 1/4-inch over itself, making sure the bacon is tightly wrapped, secure with a toothpick. Cut off the excess bacon. Use the leftover piece of bacon to make the next pepper. Depending on the size of the pepper and bacon, I usually get 2-3 peppers wrapped per piece of bacon.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees according to the package directions. If you have to wait for the air fryer to preheat, pop the bacon wrapped peppers back into the freezer.
  • Add as many peppers as you can to the bottom of the air fryer. Make sure none of the peppers are touching. I usually work in two batches and can fit 8-10 peppers per batch. Set the timer to five minutes. After five minutes, carefully flip over each pepper. Close the air fryer again and set the timer for another 5 minutes. Check on them after three more minutes, if they are brown and crispy remove. If not continue to cook for the remainder of the time. If needed, add another minute or two.
  • Drizzle with honey just before serving. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1pepper | Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 15mg | Vitamin A: 3IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg