Bacon Wrapped Stuffed & Smoked Peppadews

I love peppadews….. absolutely gorgeous cherry tomato sized peppers with a hint of heat.. Super Yummy!!

From Wiki- The flavour of the Peppadew fruit is sweet, with just a touch of heat (around 1,177 on the Scoville scale[1]).

For this recipe I used a jar of their hot peppadews. Currently we can buy hot mild and golden at our local grocery stores. Taking a note from my love of ABT’s I decided to stuff and smoke them. Due to the incredible flavor of the peppadews I did not want anything other than a simple cheese and a very complimentary rub.  These were absolutely delicious. Highly addictive and a new favorite for many of us. I didn’t even get a finished picture they were gone soo fast. Smoked with pecan on my BGE they were a really easy appetizer to assemble and make.


Its important if you are stuffing these to let them thoroughly drain. I emptied out the jar rinsed them and placed them on paper towels cut side down:

Bacon Wrapped Smoked & Stuffed Peppadews Recipe

  • 1 jar Hot Peppadews ( approx 36)
  • 190 gr cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp John Henry’s Wild Cherry Chipotle Rub
  • 18 slices bacon

Rinse peppadews and drain cut side down on paper towels. Fill the cavities of the peppadews with cream cheese. Wrap with 1/2 slice of bacon attaching it with a long toothpick or skewer placing the cut side up. Sprinkle generously with John Henry’s Wild Cherry Chipotle Rub.  Place in fridge for 1 hour to firm up the cheese.

Smoke the peppadews in a disposable aluminum half pan at 250F for 1-2 hours.  Using your favorite wood chips. Serve warm.


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