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Italian Abruzzese Poppers


Nonstick cooking spray

2 tablespoons pine nuts
1 package (2 ounces) Fiorucci® Uncured Abruzzese Charcuterie Snacks, chopped
½ (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
¼ cup chopped drained pepperoncini
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
9 tri-color mini peppers, halved lengthwise


Prep: 20 minutes | Bake: 15 minutes | Serves: 6

1. Preheat oven to 400°; spray a rimmed baking pan with cooking spray. In a small skillet, toast pine nuts over medium heat for 3 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant, stirring frequently; transfer to plate to cool.
2. In a medium bowl, stir Abruzzese, cream cheese, pepperoncini, Parmesan cheese, tomatoes and seasoning. Makes about 1 cup.
3. Place pepper halves in a single layer on a prepared pan; fill with Abruzzese mixture and bake for 15 minutes or until tender-crisp and heated through. Press pine nuts into warm cheese filling. Makes 18 poppers.


Approximate nutritional values per serving (3 poppers): 149 Calories, 13g Fat (6g Saturated), 30mg Cholesterol, 362mg Sodium, 5g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 2g Sugars, 5g Protein