Pecan, Cranberry & Goat Cheese Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

Pecan, Cranberry & Goat Cheese Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

Every year, I host an annual recipe exchange and this year, my recipe was these Pecan, Cranberry & Goat Cheese Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos.

Because I’m in love with goat cheese.

I cannot get enough of it.

When I sat down to write a recipe, I knew it had to have goat cheese.  And then I wanted it kind of Christmas-y, so I added cranberries. I like texture in my food, so in went pecan pieces and finally, I’m a Texan, so give me all the jalapenos.  And bacon.

These little jalapeno poppers come together in minutes and are so DELISH!

This holiday season, if you’re looking for a quick little appetizer, here you go.  Make these my friends!

This recipe makes 12 jalapeno poppers.

Shopping List
6 jalapenos, sliced in half lengthwise and the ribs and seeds scooped out (for less heat!)
1 (4 oz) package of fresh goat cheese
1 cup of dried cranberries
1 cup of pecan pieces
6 pieces of uncooked bacon, sliced in half (so you have 12 pieces)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with foil and then spray with cooking spray (for easy clean up!).  Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, mix your goat cheese, cranberries and pecans together with a wooden spoon.  The mixture will be crumbly.

Take each jalapeno and spoon your goat cheese mixture down inside the cavity.  Next, take a piece of bacon and wrap it around the jalapeno before placing it on your prepared cookie sheet.  Repeat with the rest of your jalapeno halves.

Pop your jalapenos into your oven and bake about 35 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool just a couple of minutes before serving.

Loads of flavor, creamy, crunchy, a little sweet and spicy too.  It’s just right for your next party!


…to see the details from my 7th Annual Recipe Exchange, click HERE.  And…

…to see the winning recipe from that night, Sheaffer’s Cream Cheese Caramel Surprise, click HERE.

Pecan, Cranberry & Goat Cheese Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos

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  • Sheaffer Sims December 13, 2016 at 5:50 am

    YUM. That is all.

  • Narci December 13, 2016 at 6:25 am

    These were delicious! So glad that you posted the recipe, because I need these little bits of heaven in my life again! 🙂 yum!

  • Gretchen December 13, 2016 at 9:35 am

    Do you have to secure the bacon with a toothpick or does it stay on okay? Do you serve them warm or room temp? I might try these for a work party this week!

  • Rachael December 13, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Oh my goodness, these sound delicious and very addictive 🙂

    Rachael xx.

  • Maria December 13, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Whoa, that is a lot of good things in one little bite!! Holy moly!

  • Heather December 14, 2016 at 11:56 am

    What other cheese might work well with this if we don’t love goat cheese?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 14, 2016 at 12:30 pm


  • Kate S December 19, 2016 at 8:04 am

    I made these for a Christmas party this weekend and they were a huge hit! A few people even said they liked these better than the standard Jalapeno Poppers! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • caroline December 27, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Ohhh I bet those are delicious! I want to try to make them for my dad.
    x0x0 Caroline

  • Danielle M January 1, 2017 at 9:59 pm

    These were such a hit amongst my family and friends! I’m a 22 year old learning how to cook/entertain and am loving the easy recipes on your blog! Thanks Shay!