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Pecan Date Cheese Dip
So easy, yet so delicious. This dessert style cheese dip is simple to make. Made with cream cheese, maple syrup, brown sugar, dates and toasted pecans, you’ll love this dip. You can serve this creamy sweet, date and pecan studded cheese dip with vanilla wafers, peanut butter cookies or gingersnap cookies. This dip is best served the day it’s made and preferable within an hour or two of making. This keeps the dates on the chewy and firm side. Otherwise the dates tend to break down a bit and become mushy. This is a personal preference, so you do as you see fit:)
This American nut, is a member of the hickory family. Pecan trees prefer temperate climates and are widely grown in Georgia, Oklahoma and Texas. Care must be taken when storing pecans because of their high fat content invites rancidity. Probably the best known and loved pecan dessert is the deliciously rich Southern pecan pie. Living in a northern state, I grew up with walnuts and hickory nuts but over the years, pecans have become a real favorite.
- 1 8 oz package cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3/4 cup medrool dates, chopped
- 1/2 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
- gingersnap cookies, crackers, pretzels
Cream together softened cream cheese, maple syrup and brown sugar until creamy. Add dates and toasted chopped pecans. Refrigerate 1 hour.
Serve dip with cookies, crackers or pretzels.