Jalapeno Popper Heaven

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I live in Texas and Texans love their ‘picy foods.  It’s jalapeno this and jalapeno that. (btw: proper pronunciation in Texas = hal-eh-pain-nyo)

The dirty little secret for some of us big bad Texans (me) is that we prefer our taste buds not be seared off when eating our favorite Tex-Mex meals.

So, what’s a jalapeno-loving gal to do?

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Core those suckers with a Norpro Jalapeno Corer!

Jalapeno Popper Heaven
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Product Deets:

  • Stainless steel blade
  • Soft santoprene handle
  • Serrated edge and sharp inner teeth
  • Dishwasher safe

Every heat-adverse Texan knows that the heat of the pepper lies within the seeds.  Take out the seeds and you’re left with the mild flesh that’s mmmm, mmmm good.

When I make Pico De Gallo, I de-seed the peppers for those who don’t want to breathe fire, and leave them in for those that do.

Also, this handy jalapeno corer makes stuffing peppers so easy.  Jalapeno poppers have never been so easy to make!

Jalapeno Popper Heaven


  • 20 whole fresh jalapenos, 2-3 inches in size
  • 2 cubes cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pound bacon, sliced into thirds


  1. Core jalapenos. (see note)*
  2. Fill with softened cream cheese.
  3. Wrap jalapenos with bacon pieces (1/3 slice), then secure with toothpick.
  4. Bake on a pan with a rack in a 375-degree oven for 20-25 minutes. If, after 20 minutes, the bacon doesn’t look brown enough, just turn on the broiler for a couple of minutes to finish it off.


*When working with jalapenos, it's a good idea to wear latex gloves. If you don't, the oil from the seeds can get on your hands and if you inadvertently wipe your eyes or mouth....FIRE!

Adapted from Pioneer Woman


Get one for the chef’s stocking and an extra for you!

CALIENTE, NO MORE!   Unless, of course, you like going through life with nubs for taste-buds…




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  1. Thank you, Mrs. Tucker. I do love my poppers… Linda

  2. We love jalapenos, too. The thing about them is that you never know exactly how hot they are going to be . . . until it is too late! Cool gadget!

  3. Wow love those poppers. We have them in Ky. all the time. Last year I made Lemon Pepper Jelly for the first time and did not wear gloves and my hands were on fire for days. We have a son in Austin and does he love to cook and uses a lot of peppers.

  4. What a great tool! I really should get one for my son, who is our resident hot pepper chopper. Thanks for the tip!

  5. I’ve never heard of a jalapeno corer, but I think I just found a stocking stuffer for my hubby! Thanks so much for sharing. We love us a good popper too, but the whole breathing fire… not so much. Came over from Someday Crafts. Off to check out more of your fun blog!

  6. I make these all time!! This tool would work wonders!! Thanks for the post!!


  7. First, I totally need one of those jalapeno tools! Awesome. Second, definitely making these for our next football party!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the PInworthy Projects Party!

  8. Yum! Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow!

  9. Yep, my little tool like this works great. I use the plastic produce bag from the grocery store like a glove to handle the jalepenos to avoid those oils. Here via TWB. For what it’s worth

    • YAY! I love to read the success of others with the products I feature. This handy little tool is gonna be in a few family stockings this year. Thanks for coming by! LOVE TWB!

  10. Need that tool for superbowl!


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