Warm Maple, Bacon, and Cheddar Dip
modified from KraftCanada.com
serves a crowd
- 1 package cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 8 to 10 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (I used extra old)
- 2 green onions, sliced
Mix in the bacon, shredded cheese, and green onions. Smooth into an oven safe baking dish. Top with a bit more cheddar if you'd like.
Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes until it's hot, golden, and bubbling. Serve with crackers, tortilla chips, veggies, or all of the above.
This was absolutely delicious. If you like bacon, cheese, or creamy dips, you have to try this. Something to consider if you're looking for something to bring to a New Year's party this week.
If you're worried about the calorie content you can certainly lighten it up a bit by using light cream cheese, light mayo, and reduced fat cheddar and serving it with veggies. I don't think I'd go as far as substituting turkey bacon, but I guess you could always give it a shot. I will certainly be making this again in the not to distant future. Imagine this in the puff pastry cups!
What's your favorite decadent dip or spread to eat around the holidays?