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Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Pepper Jelly Glaze

Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Pepper Jelly Glaze make a wonderful party appetizer. The pepper jelly glaze adds a little sweetness plus some heat.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Southern
Keyword cast iron
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 6
Author Christin Mahrlig


  • 1/3 cup red pepper jelly
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound large fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails left on if desired
  • 1/2 pound bacon, each piece cut in half lengthwise


  • In a small bowl, stir together pepper jelly, oil, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
  • Wrap a piece of bacon around each shrimp and secure with a toothpick.
  • Heat a 12-inch cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in pan and cook 2 minutes. If you don't have a cast iron skillet, just use a nonstick pan.
  • Flip shrimp over, brush with pepepr jelly mixture and cook until cooked through, about 2 more minutes. Remove toothpicks and serve.


Don't use thick-cut bacon. It will not have time to cook.