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    Smoky-Sweet Bacon Cheese Spread

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    Total Time:

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    2 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs

    Engrossed's Note:

    Who doesn’t like smoky sweet salty flavors? This may be a mix of Mediterranean and Southwestern flavors but they really work well together. Give this as a gift in a basket along with things to serve it with and perhaps a bottle of ground chipotle chile powder. You could include a pretty serving platter and spreading knife as well. You can make tortilla wheels or stuffed mushrooms with this too!

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    Serves: 8



    Units: US | Metric

    • 8 ounces neufchatel cheese
    • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (1/2 cup)
    • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon chili powder, adjust to taste
    • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper, adjust to taste (smoked chile)
    • 1/4 cup bacon, crumbled (I used Hormel real crumbled bacon bits)
    • 1/4 cup kalamata olive, pitted and minced
    • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, minced
    • 1/4 cup dates, pitted and minced
    • 2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (1/4 cup)

    To Garnish

    To Serve


    1. 1
      In a small bowl, cream together neufchatel and feta, scraping the bowl until well combined.
    2. 2
      Beat in chili powder and ground chipotle powder and adjust to taste.
    3. 3
      Scrape bowl and beat in bacon, olives, cranberries, and dates until well combined.
    4. 4
      Stir in last 1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese.
    5. 5
      Put in a covered container and chill for at least 2 hours. The flavors will develop more the longer it sits. You can mold it by pressing plastic wrap into a bowl and pressing the spread into it, cover and chill, then turn out onto serving platter.
    6. 6
      To serve, spread into a pretty bowl on a platter or mound on a platter. Sprinkle with feta, chili powder and fresh chopped parsley. Surround with desired foods.
    7. 7
      For Tortilla Wheels, Spread this on flour tortillas, roll them up and tightly wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for a few hours until firm. Unwrap them, trim away ends and cut each roll into 8 slices crosswise to make wheels. You could try baking them too! I would try 400°F Place wheels on baking sheets and bake 15-20 minutes until browned.
    8. 8
      For stuffed mushrooms, hollow out mushrooms, you can add some chopped stems to the spread. Fill mushrooms with spread and bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 16, 2011


      This is a very interesting combination of flavors. I like the sweet- spicy- salty mix. The only thing I changed was to replace the ground chipotle, which I did not have, with hot/sharp paprika (brought back from Hungary). I served with crackers but since I have some left, I will be trying it wrapped in tortilla also. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Smoky-Sweet Bacon Cheese Spread

    Serving Size: 1 (101 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 155.5
    Calories from Fat 107
    Total Fat 11.9 g
    Saturated Fat 7.6 g
    Cholesterol 41.6 mg
    Sodium 402.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 4.5 g
    Protein 6.2 g

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