My husband and I wanted to create a new twist on the Jalapeno Popper. We live in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Our state is called the Palmetto state aptly named for the variety of native palm tree which thrives here. Our state is also well known for it's Pimento Cheese Spread. This cheese dip can be found in nearly every cafe ranging from a burger topping to a type of eggs Benedict, and even a grilled cheese sandwich option. So our idea for the pairing seemed only natural to us.
Instead of the traditional spicy Jalapeno, we paired ours with mini sweet peppers. We made several different varieties and all of them were good. Pictured above we have some poppers wrapped in bacon, but good too were the plain broiled peppers; warm and soft with plenty of gooey cheese inside. These were even good just with raw sweet peppers with the contrast of the fresh vegetable crunch with the soft cheese spread inside.