Smoky Blue Cheese , Bacon and Water Chestnut Dip

Smoky Blue Cheese , Bacon and Water Chestnut Dip

servings
2 1/2
cups

Ingredients








Cooking Instructions

1

Heat oven to 350°F.


2

Line baking sheet with foil and place wire cooling rack on top. Lay strips of bacon on cooling rack. Rub brown sugar onto bacon strips; sprinkle with cayenne pepper. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until bacon is cooked through, but not too crisp, and sugar is caramelized. Remove from oven and cool. Chop bacon and set aside.


3

In bowl of electric mixer, combine cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Add chopped bacon, water chestnuts and crumbled smoked blue cheese; mix well to incorporate. Dip may be served as is, or use a food processor to achieve a more consistent texture (pulse 4-5 times, do not over process). Cover and chill 30 minutes before serving. Serve with hearty crackers or crudité.


*Classic unsmoked Wisconsin blue cheese may be substituted if you prefer.


Ingredients








Cooking Instructions

1

Heat oven to 350°F.


2

Line baking sheet with foil and place wire cooling rack on top. Lay strips of bacon on cooling rack. Rub brown sugar onto bacon strips; sprinkle with cayenne pepper. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until bacon is cooked through, but not too crisp, and sugar is caramelized. Remove from oven and cool. Chop bacon and set aside.


3

In bowl of electric mixer, combine cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Add chopped bacon, water chestnuts and crumbled smoked blue cheese; mix well to incorporate. Dip may be served as is, or use a food processor to achieve a more consistent texture (pulse 4-5 times, do not over process). Cover and chill 30 minutes before serving. Serve with hearty crackers or crudité.


*Classic unsmoked Wisconsin blue cheese may be substituted if you prefer.


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