Warm Blue Cheese Dip With Garlic and Bacon

“This is a great combination of flavors for you blue cheese lovers! Serve this with crackers, sliced, lightly toasted French bread, and/or vegetables. Originally from a September 1989 issue of Bon Appetit magazine in the "Great Cook/Great Party" feature.”
READY IN:
1hr 5mins
YIELD:
1 2/3 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat until almost crisp, about 7 minutes;drain excess fat from skillet.
  2. Add garlic and cook until bacon is crisp, about 3 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth; add half and half and beat until combined.
  5. Stir in bacon mixture, blue cheese and chives.
  6. Transfer to 2-cup ovenproof baking dish; cover with foil.
  7. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Bring to room temperature before continuing.).
  8. Bake until heated through, about 30 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with chopped almonds and serve.

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