Dip: Warm Blue Cheese, Bacon and Garlic Dip

posted by Mona M 10-31-100 4:35 AM

Warm Blue Cheese, Bacon and Garlic Dip
from Stop and Smell the Rosemary... Recipes and Traditions to Remember

7 slices bacon, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup half and half
4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled (1 cup)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
3 tablespoons chopped smoked almonds (1 ounce)

Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until almost crisp, about 7 minutes. Drain excess fat from skillet. Add garlic and cook until bacon is crisp, about 3 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add half and half and mix until combined. Stir in bacon mixture, blue cheese, and chives. Transfer to a 2-cup ovenproof serving dish and cover with foil. Bake until thoroughly heated, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped almonds. Serve with sliced apples, toasted pita crisps or French bread.

NOTE: May be prepared 1 day in advance. Refrigerate or freeze. Bring to room temperature before baking.

Yield: 2 cups

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