It's that time again. Surprise Recipe Swap time. Every month, a group of us bloggers are assigned a different blog, from which we choose a recipe to try. This month, the blog I was assigned was Cheese Curd In Paradise. I've been a fan of Ashley's for a long time, through linky parties. I like her her mix of down home cooked meals. I had a blast looking through all the recipes and bookmarked several. My husband finally decided on this dip recipe, since he's a BIG warm dip fan, and wanted something different than our usual Spinach Artichoke Dip.
I absolutely LOVE this dip! I will use any excuse to eat caramelized onions and bacon, LOL. The dip is cream, salty, tangy and slightly sweet. I did use a splash of white wine, to deglaze the pan and give the onions a nice deep golden colour. The flavours blend perfectly and once you start digging in, it's hard to stop. Even Hubby was impressed with how good this dip was. I can not wait for my Mom to come over for a few days! I am going to make this for us and I know she'll be in HEAVEN!!
Warm Bacon and Caramelized Onion Dip
adapted from Cheese Curd In Paradise
12 oz cream cheese
1/3 up sour cream
10 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and chopped
1 onion, sliced thin
1 cup grated Swiss cheese, divided
2 Tbl butter
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 C white wine
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Add butter and olive oil to a medium skillet. Turn heat to medium-low and add onion. Allow onions to cook slowly and caramelize. This takes about 20-25 minutes so be patient so the onions do not burn. Once the onions begin to get a nice brown colour, add in the white wine and scrape up the brown bits for the bottom of the pan. Let cook until the wine has evaporated; about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool. In a medium bowl, blend the cream cheese and sour cream. Gently stir in onions, bacon, salt, and pepper. Fold in 1/2 cup of Swiss cheese. Spread dip into a small baking dish. Top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until sides are hot and bubbly.Garnish with additional bacon and chopped green onion.
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