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Cherry Bombs

This mouthwatering dish is brought to you by Unicoi Preserves and is glazed with their Unicoi Preserves Cherry Jalapeno Spread. A delectable combination of two traditional snacks, the jalapeño popper and the sausage cheese ball.

These tiny small bites of deliciousness are guaranteed to make anyone’s day more enjoyable.

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Unicoi Preserves Cherry Bombs

Unicoi Preserves shares this mouth watering recipe glazed with their Cherry Jalapeño Spread. A delicious mash-up between two classic appetizers, the jalapeno popper and sausage cheese balls.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Whole Jalapenos
  • 8 Ounces Fresh Ground Pork Sausage
  • 8 Ounces Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Cup Bisquick Baking Mix
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Lane’s BBQ Magic Dust Rub
  • 1 Jar Unicoi Preserves Cherry Jalapeno Spread

Instructions
 

Grilling Preparation

  • Set up your grill for direct grilling and preheat to 400 degrees. Cut the jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove the seeds and ribs. I like to use a small spoon to scoop out the inside of the peppers.
  • Grate the cheese. I prefer to use an aged sharp white cheddar cheese for this recipe. Cabot 3 year aged white cheddar is an ideal choice.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the sausage, grated cheese, Bisquick, milk and Magic Dust and mix thoroughly by hand to combine the ingredients.
  • Stuff the prepared peppers with the sausage mixture, packing it in firmly. I like to overfill the peppers slightly, mounding the mixture into the pepper half. Continue until all peppers are stuffed.
  • Place peppers on the pre-heated grill and cook for 15-20 minutes, until the sausage mixture is dark golden brown and jalapenos are slightly charred.
  • Glaze the top of the peppers with Cherry Jalapeno Spread and cook an additional 2 minutes to set the glaze. Remove from the grill and serve immediately.

Oven Preparation

  • Alternatively, you can prepare these in your oven. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place the prepared peppers on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake on the middle rack 15-20 minutes, until the sausage mixture is dark golden brown.
  • Glaze the peppers with Cherry Jalapeno Spread and cook an additional 2 minutes to set the glaze.

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