*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            WARM BLUE CHEESE DIP
 
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 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheese/Eggs
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    7       ea           Bacon slices, chopped
    2       ea           Garlic cloves, minced
    1       pk           8 oz cream cheese, room temp
      1/4   c            Half and Half
    3       oz           Blue cheese, chopped
    2       tb           Fresh chives, chopped
    2       tb           Smoked almonds, chopped
 
     Chop bacon and cook in skillet until almost crisp.  Drain excess fat from
   skillet, add minced garlic and cook until bacon is crisp.  Preheat oven to
   350 degrees.  Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth and
   blend in Half and Half.  Mix bacon mixture with blue cheese and chives. Put
   into a 2 cup ovenproof baking dish, cover with foil, and bake about 45
   minutes.  Sprinkle with chopped smoked almonds and serve with crackers,
   bread and/or vegetables.  Makes about 1-2/3 cups.
        Jeff Viets
  
 
 
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