- 8 small sweet peppers, cut in half and seeds removed
- app. 1/3 cup goat cheese
- app. 1/2 tsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 4 slices good bacon
- 1 1/2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp. water (if needed, depending on consistency of syrup you use)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut each pepper in half, remove seeds, and place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Combine goat cheese and rosemary in a small bowl. Fill each pepper half with a bit of the goat cheese mixture. Slice each piece of bacon in half, both lengthwise and across the length (this will give you 4 small pieces of bacon per slice of bacon). Wrap each cheese-filled pepper half with a small piece of bacon. In a small bowl, combine last 4 ingredients. Use a pastry brush to brush each pepper half with equal amounts of the glaze. Bake for 45 minutes and then put under the broiler for a minute or two until nicely browned.
This makes 16 pepper halves. You may want to double or triple recipe for a party.