Cherry Pecan Bacon Cheese Dip

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Cherry Pecan Bacon Cheese Dip 

This dip has all of my favorites things; cream cheese, bacon, dried cherries and toasted pecans. What more can you ask? Maybe some white chocolate:) Serve this yummy dip with pretzels, pumpernickel pretzels crackers of your choice, celery and/or carrot sticks. The combination of flavors in this dip is delicious. You will definitely score a touchdown with this dip and possible an extra two points.

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Cream Cheese

Most successful and delicious dip recipes are made with a block of cream cheese. What exactly is cream cheese? Thanks to American ingenuity, cream cheese was developed in 1872 by William Lawrence, a Chester, New York dairy farmer. The appellation comes from the smooth, creamy texture of this mildly tangy, spreadable cheese. The soft, unripened cheese is made from cow’s milk.

By law cream cheese must contain at least 33 percent milk fat and not more than 55 percent moisture. For improved firmness and increased shelf life, most cream cheese has added stabilizers. American neufchatel cheese, not to be confused with French Neufchâtel, is slightly lower in calories because of a lower milk fat content, about 23 percent. It also contains slightly more moisture.

Come In Many Forms

Reduced-fat cream cheese has a milk fat content of between 16.5 and 20 percent. Light or low fat cream cheese can have no more than 16.5 percent milk fat and nonfat cream cheese has zero fat grams. The easily spreadable whipped cream cheese has been made soft and fluffy by air being whipped into it. It has fewer calories per serving than regular cream cheese only because there’s less volume per serving.

 

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Cherry Pecan Bacon Cheese Ball  
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
 

A delicious mix of flavors.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: All-American
Keyword: bacon, cream cheese, Dried Cherries
Servings: 6 servings
: 190 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 8 oz packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup minced green pepper
  • 1/3 cup minced dried cherries
  • 1/3 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup chopped crisp bacon save 1 tablespoon for garnish
Directions
  1. In a small saucepan combine butter, vinegar and sugar. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and cooled vinegar mixture. Beat until creamy. Add minced onion and minced green pepper. Beat until well combined. Refrigerate 2 hours. Fold in minced dried cherries, chopped toasted pecans and chopped crispy bacon. Shape mixture into a ball. Place on serving plate, garnish with 1 tablespoon reserved chopped bacon
Nutrition Facts
Cherry Pecan Bacon Cheese Ball  
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 190 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 150mg7%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If if you like this recipe you will certainly love this one too. Pecan Date Cheese Ball

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Cherry Pecan Bacon Cheese Ball is made with these fine products: Cherryland’s Best Dried CherriesFisher NutsNueskes, and Philadelphia Cream Cheese.


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