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Goat Cheese and Bacon Dip

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 15

Get crackers, baguette and pear slices ready for this creamy, baked goat cheese and bacon dip - a great appetizer recipe to start your celebrations! ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

3
tablespoons chopped pecans
7
slices bacon, chopped
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1/3
cup half-and-half
4
oz chèvre (goat) cheese, crumbled (1 cup)
2
teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
Pear slices, toasted baguette slices and crackers, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spread pecans in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light brown. Set aside.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, cook bacon 10 minutes, until crisp, stirring frequently. Drain on paper towels. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings in skillet. Cook garlic in bacon drippings 1 minute.
  • 3
    In medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add half-and-half, beating until combined. Stir in bacon, garlic, goat cheese and 2 teaspoons thyme. Spoon mixture into ungreased 1-quart casserole or 4 (8-oz) individual baking dishes (ramekins).
  • 4
    Bake uncovered 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Sprinkle with toasted pecans. Serve dip warm with pear slices, baguette slices and crackers.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
0%
Saturated Fat
11g
0%
Sodium
270mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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