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So what do you do with some fresh homemade thin sliced maple bacon? Well a few years ago (2013) I saw someone (goes by Oldyote) make something he dubbed an “Atomic Raspberry”.

 

I was intrigued by it and have always wanted to try making them. I even made up a Smoked Jalepeño Bacon Cream Cheese Pie w/ Raspberry Chipotle Topping to try and mimic them.

(Link: http://www.kamadoguru.com/topic/8615-smoked-jalepe%C3%B1o-bacon-cream-cheese-pie-w-raspberry-chipotle-topping/)

 

Today I tried to recreate them. Here are most of my ingredients.

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I drizzled hot sauce into the bowl. I then put 5 of the 1 oz. packages of cream cheese, 2 tbsp. of pepper jelly, 2 tsp. of raspberry jam and approximately 18 raspberries in the bowl.

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and gave it a thorough  mixing.

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I put this in the fridge to rest a while. Now I cleaned out 6 large jalapeños of all the seeds.

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I put the filling into a zip-loc bag and cut the tip off to fill my jalapeños. (Tip: When you cut that tip off be ready to fill the jalapeños as the filling will immediately start oozing out)

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After filling the jalapeños I place some raspberries in also. (Tip: Do not over fill the jalapeños with filling or when you do this the filling will ooze out all over the place. Don't ask me how I know this. :sad: )

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Now I wrap them with some homemade bacon. (Toothpicks as required)

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I put these in the fridge and went out and got my kamado going. Direct / in-direct with the upper racks in. I let it get up to 325 degrees and then put the jalapeños on the direct side for 10 minutes.

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I then moved them over to the in-direct side for 25 minutes.

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While this was cooking I made up some raspberry BBQ sauce.

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At the 20 minute marks I basted them with the raspberry BBQ sauce

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And here it is plated.

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And the Money Shot below.

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Oh Yeah!  Appetizer and desert in one. :)

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