Hot Harvest Dip

Hot Harvest Dip

A hearty dip, this version is enhanced with the mellow flavor of an aged cheddar and creaminess of two milder Wisconsin cheeses--mascarpone and cream cheese.

servings
4
cups

Ingredients













Cooking Instructions

1

Lightly butter 2 quart casserole dish and set aside.


2

Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, mix 2 cups aged cheddar, mascarpone and cream cheese. Set aside.


3

In large sauté pan, fry bacon pieces over medium heat, stirring frequently. When bacon is crisp, drain on paper towel-lined plate. Discard bacon drippings. In same sauté pan, add apples, leeks, scallions, water, vinegar, salt, pepper and thyme. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until apples soften and water evaporates.


4

To assemble dip, stir apple mixture and reserved cheese mixture until well blended. Add 3/4 of reserved cooked bacon pieces. Stir until blended. Pour into buttered casserole dish. Smooth dip into even layer with back of a spoon. Top dip with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar and remaining bacon. Sprinkle top of dip with chopped scallions. Bake 20-25 minutes until dip is warm and bubbling around edges of casserole. Serve warm with your favorite crackers and apple slices.


Ingredients













Cooking Instructions

1

Lightly butter 2 quart casserole dish and set aside.


2

Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, mix 2 cups aged cheddar, mascarpone and cream cheese. Set aside.


3

In large sauté pan, fry bacon pieces over medium heat, stirring frequently. When bacon is crisp, drain on paper towel-lined plate. Discard bacon drippings. In same sauté pan, add apples, leeks, scallions, water, vinegar, salt, pepper and thyme. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until apples soften and water evaporates.


4

To assemble dip, stir apple mixture and reserved cheese mixture until well blended. Add 3/4 of reserved cooked bacon pieces. Stir until blended. Pour into buttered casserole dish. Smooth dip into even layer with back of a spoon. Top dip with remaining 1/2 cup cheddar and remaining bacon. Sprinkle top of dip with chopped scallions. Bake 20-25 minutes until dip is warm and bubbling around edges of casserole. Serve warm with your favorite crackers and apple slices.


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