Bunco Blue Cheese Spread With Pecan-and-Bacon Topping

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BRAND WINNER OSCAR MAYER Ready to Serve Breakfast Meats

 

Yield:

Makes 6 to 8 appetizer servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Chill: 8 Hours
Cook: 5 Minutes

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1 (8-oz.) package PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, at room temperature
1 (4-oz.) package crumbled blue cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
1/8 teaspoon MCCORMICK Gourmet Collection Ground (Cayenne) Red Pepper
1/8 teaspoon MCCORMICK Gourmet Collection Garlic Powder
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Ready to Serve Bacon, chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon DOMINO Dark Brown Sugar
PAM Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
Assorted crackers or crostini

Preparation

1. Stir together first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl until blended. Stir in green onions, red pepper, and garlic powder until well blended.

2. Press cheese mixture into a 2-cup glass bowl or a plastic wrap-lined mold. Cover and chill at least 8 hours or up to 24 hours.

3. Combine chopped bacon, pecans, and brown sugar. Sauté bacon mixture in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat until pecans are toasted and bacon begins to crisp (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat, and let cool.

4. Invert cheese mixture onto a serving plate. Gently press pecan mixture onto top and sides of cheese mixture. Serve with assorted crackers or crostini.

Nancy Lemoine, Baton Rouge, Louisiana,

Southern Living

January 2007
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