Stuffed Florina Peppers


I hope you all had a beautiful time during Christmas and you found some time to sit back and relax from your everyday routine. During Christmas Day we had lunch at my mother-in-law’s house and also we had the chance to meet with friends and have fun.
Before Christmas I had some friends’ of my son over to play and have lunch and I made these peppers. They loved them!
This is one of the easiest appetizers I have been making, and very tasty as well. It is made in no time and it is super yummy. The recipe was given to me by my father’s best friend’s wife. My father is 75 years old and their friendship holds 60 years now, even though they live in different cities.
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One day I was visiting them and they kept me for lunch. My aunt Zoe ( I call them uncle and aunt even though we have no such type of relationship) had these peppers as appetizer. I immediately asked for the recipe and since then, I have been making them quite often, when I have people visiting. A few days ago we had some friends over for lunch with their children and, among other things, I made these peppers. We had a great time and children played until the afternoon. The recipe is quite versatile, usually I make it with emental, but you can use any yellow cheese you like. Also, Florina peppers are red, sweet and are produced in an area at the northern part of Greece called Florina. I don’t know if you can find them where you live, but I am sure you can substitute them with red bell peppers. The only thing is, that they must be cooked and soft. Florina peppers are sold in the super markets here, either raw or in jars roasted in their juice. For me it is easier to buy them in the jar already roasted, but you can buy them raw and roast them yourselves.
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Stuffed Florina Peppers

Ingredients
6 roasted Florina peppers in the jar
6 sticks of cheese, I used emental
2 tbsp double concentrated tomato juice dissolved in ¾ cup water
½ tsp salt
Dash of ground cinnamon, nutmeg
1 tsp sugar

Instructions

Butter generously a Pyrex. Preheat oven to 175° C.
In a bowl mix the juice, the spices and sugar.
In the Pyrex place the Florina peppers putting one stick of cheese inside each one of the them.
Spread the tomato juice above them and cut about 5 small cubes of butter or margarine as in my case and spread them on top.
Place in the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes.
In case you do not have roasted peppers, you roast the peppers first, peel them and then proceed as above.
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5.0 from 4 reviews

Stuffed Florina Peppers
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Appetizer

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 6 roasted Florina peppers in the jar
  • 6 sticks of cheese, I used emental
  • 2 tbsp double concentrated tomato juice dissolved in ¾ cup water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Dash of ground cinnamon, nutmeg
  • 1 tsp sugar

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Butter generously a Pyrex.
  2. Preheat oven to 175° C/345° F.
  3. In a bowl mix the juice, the spices and sugar.
  4. In the Pyrex place the Florina peppers putting one stick of cheese inside each one of the them.
  5. Spread the tomato juice above them and cut about 5 small cubes of butter or margarine as in my case and spread them on top.
  6. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes.
  7. In case you do not have roasted peppers, you roast the peppers first, peel them and then proceed as above.

5.0 from 4 reviews

Πιπεριές Φλωρίνης Γεμιστές με Τυρί
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Ορεκτικό

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
  • 6 πιπεριές Φλωρίνης στο βαζάκι
  • 6 μπαστουνάκια κίτρινο τυρί, εγώ χρησιμοποίησα έμενταλ
  • 2 κ.σ. πολτό τομάτας διπλής συμπύκνωσης διαλυμένα σε ¾ φλ. νερό
  • ½ κ.γ. αλάτι
  • Από μία πρέζα από κανέλλα και μοσχοκάρυδο
  • 1 κ.γ. ζάχαρη

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
  1. Βουτυρώστε καλά ένα ορθογώνιο πυρέξ.
  2. Προθερμάνετε το φούρνο στους 175° C.
  3. Σε ένα μπωλ ανακατέψτε τη ντομάτα με το αλάτι, την κανέλλα, το μοσχοκάρυδο και τη ζάχαρη.
  4. Στο πυρέξ τοποθετήστε τις πιπεριές, βάζοντας από ένα μπαστούνι τυριού μέσα σε κάθε μία.
  5. Ρίξτε το χυμό ντομάτας από πάνω και ρίξτε και 5 μικρά κομμάτια μαργαρίνης ή βουτύρου από πάνω από όλα.
  6. Βάλτε στο φούρνο και ψήστε για περίπου 30 λεπτά.
  7. Εάν δεν έχετε ήδη ψημένες πιπεριές, μπορείτε να τις ψήσετε πρώτα, να τις ξεφλουδίσετε και μετά να ακολουθήσετε τις παραπάνω οδηγίες.

45 Responses to Stuffed Florina Peppers

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  1. Sissi says:

    I see you have been busy blogging while I was unable to to anything apart from eating, drinking and being lazy after Christmas :-) I hope you have had wonderful Christmas.
    Actually I am a big fan of these peppers and buy them all year round. I pickle them in vinegar and in general prefer them from bell peppers which in comparison have no aroma. We usually have them here imported from Turkey, Hungary and… Greece! Your dish sounds excellent and since I usually stuff yellow peppers (similar shape) I think I should try red ones for a change.

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  3. Debra says:

    I don’t know what Florina peppers are, but this dish looks delicious! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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  5. Sandi says:

    We had Christmas day lunch at my mother-in-law’s too. I’ve not tried emental cheese, I’ll look for it.

    Glad to hear you enjoyed a fun Christmas with your family. Many happy wishes for 2013, my friend :)

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  7. grace says:

    i was thinking that these were sounding quite delicious, and then i saw that cinnamon was involved–even better! :)

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  9. Lila says:

    Να ευχηθώ Καλή Χρονιά από καρδιάς, με υγεία, αγάπη, ευτυχία και πολλές νοστιμιές!!!

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  11. Claire says:

    mmm love stuffed peppers! I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!

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  13. kiki says:

    Τις λατρεύω τις πιπεριές Φλωρίνης, γεμιστές ή μη! Καλή πρωτοχρονιά να έχετε!

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  15. Ambreen says:

    Wow Katerina, 60 years of friendship sound very impressive. These cheese stuffed peppers look fantastic, how can you not love that! Wishing you & your loved ones a very Happy New Year :)

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  17. Yes I can certainly make this with bell peppers, though your florina peppers look so delicious!

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  19. Love peppers, especially on the BBQ but never tried it with cheese filling – yum! Merry Christmas – I hope this season brought about many second servings :)

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  21. I love peppers stuffed with cheese. I think in the U.S. we would substitute your peppers for a roasted red pepper in the jar- Isn’t it great to have friends and family that visit?

    Happy Holidays to you and your family.

    Velva

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  23. Susan says:

    Mmmmm! These cheese-stuffed peppers sound delicious, Katerina.

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  25. Katerina these look beautiful!! I’m not familiar with the cheese, so I will be using cheddar!

    May you and your family have a blessed New Year. May 2013 be filled with healthy, love and joy!!

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  27. Cucina49 says:

    I love the snow effect falling across the screen! These look fabulous for either a light dinner or a side dish. Happy holidays!

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  29. I love the dish and the peppers!

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  31. divya says:

    mouth watering dish ….yummmm

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  33. Ria says:

    They are so pretty on your white oval plate; love the combination of ingredients; a must try.
    Rita

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  35. I like stuffed peppers! Cheese filing sounds marvelous!

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  37. sally says:

    These peppers look great! Such an easy appetizer! I'll have to give them a try.

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  39. Nirmala says:

    Peppers are one my favorite vegetables. They have more vitamin c than oranges!

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  41. tasteofbeirut says:

    this recipe comes in the nick of time as we have a ton of peppers (not fiorina though) from the garden and I had run out of ideas on how to eat them other than raw!

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  43. Melanie says:

    Putting a cheese stick inside of pepper and baking it – why didn't I think of that ;) That's a truly easy way to make a great unique appetizer!

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  45. Joanne says:

    I love stuffing veggies. They make for some of my favorite foods! What a great appetizer to serve to your guests. The filling with the hint of cinnamon sounds delightful!

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  47. Emily Z says:

    I got my questions posted! Thanks again for having me do this, it was fun!

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  49. Raina says:

    These are great. I have never seen this type of pepper. I love that you can buy them prebaked. This does sounds like a delicious appetizer:)

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  51. angela@spinachtiger says:

    This is quite the colorful appetizer. I don't know about florina peppers though.

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  53. Simply Life says:

    I love stuffed peppers – these look great!

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  55. Pierce says:

    I've never heard of these peppers but maybe I need to investigate my local farmers market. The way you described them sounds wonderful!

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  57. A SPICY PERSPECTIVE says:

    I love simple dishes like this! Thanks!

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  59. Kristen says:

    What a pretty plate of peppers. They sound like a perfect start of a meal.

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  61. alwayswinner786 says:

    Yum Yum! A juicy, cheesy and a delicious appetizer!

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  63. MaryMoh says:

    They look cute and delicious. I'm sure it's fun to make them. I have not tried anything stuffed yet. Hope to try one of these days.

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  65. Mary says:

    Your peppers really sound delicious. I'll have to try the recipe using our local peppers. I hope you are having a great evening. Blessings…Mary

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  67. Indie.Tea says:

    Wow, those look really delicious.

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  69. Julie M. says:

    Oh how I love the combination of cheese and peppers! Katerina, this looks so incredibly delicious!

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  71. Dishesdone says:

    That looks like a super dish, I love stuffed peppers, and this is so simple and delicious!

    Sounds like a nice way to spend the day before school starts!

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  73. Louanne says:

    Oh yes! I've always loved stuffed peppers, and these look perfectly delicious!

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  75. Reeni says:

    What a delicious pepper stuffed with cheese. You are so right when you say these make the best appetizers! You can't go wrong with these.

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  77. Barbara says:

    Looks delicious, Katerina. I've stuffed peppers for dinner (with rice etc) but never thought to use cheese and serve as an appetizer. I'm mad for gruyere too. Great that we can use canned peppers if we're in a rush.

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  79. laurie says:

    I love peppers…what a perfect appetizer!

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  81. Faith says:

    These definitely sound like they make the perfect appetizer! Cheese, mmmm!

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  83. Dawn says:

    Ooo yum. I haven't done stuffed peppers in ages!

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  85. Juliana says:

    Katerina…these little stuffed peppers look so yummie, indeed will do really good as appetizers…by the way, yes, we are staying in Athens for a couple of days and then head to Santorini for 5 days before flying back to Los Angeles. I'd love to meet you for a cup of coffee. I will email you…thank you so much for your kindness :-)

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  87. Design Wine and Dine says:

    I love simple go to appetizers! These are ingredients I almost always have on hand! Great idea!

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  89. Rita says:

    I do love to find nwe recipes for appetizers and this one is new for me. Can I used roasted red peppers for this? Kind of looks like that; Thank you.

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