Saturday, January 30, 2010
Warm Blue Cheese Dip Recipe
Bacon and garlic give this crowd-pleaser an extra kick.
By Klaus Fritsch
From Morton's The Cookbook
Serves 8 to 10
You Will Need
8 slices hickory-smoked bacon, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup heavy cream
4 oz. crumbled blue cheese
2 tbs. chopped fresh chives
2 tbs. chopped almonds
Crackers, trimmed fresh vegetables, or sliced baguette, for serving
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat about 8 minutes or until nearly crisp. Drain bacon and wipe skillet dry.
3. Return bacon to pan, add garlic, and cook over medium heat until bacon is crisp, about 3 minutes. Make sure garlic doesn’t burn. Drain on paper towels.
4. Using paddle attachment of electric mixer, beat cream cheese in bowl until smooth. Add cream; beat well to mix. Fold in bacon, garlic, blue cheese, and chives.
5. Transfer to 2-cup baking dish; top evenly with almonds. Bake about 30 minutes or until heated through. Serve with crackers, baguette slices, or vegetables.