Blue Cheese & Bacon Dip

Blue Cheese & Bacon Dip

Ingredients

4 strips of bacon, cooked until crisp and drained on paper
towel, 1 tablespoon bacon fat reserved.
1 clove garlic, minced
8 oz cream cheese
4 oz Bayley Hazen Blue cheese, crumbled
2 tablespoons half-and-half or milk
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
1 green onion, thinly sliced
¼ cup chopped hazelnuts or almonds

Cook the minced garlic in the reserved bacon fat until soft. In a medium bowl, mix together the bacon, cheeses, garlic, half-and-half, rosemary, and green onion. Spoon into a small oven-safe dish, sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts, and bake at 350°F until bubbling and browned on top. Serve hot with crostini, firm crackers, or cut vegetables.