Addictive Bleu Cheese Cracker Spread Recipe

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Addictive Bleu Cheese Cracker Spread

Gary Hancq

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This is one of my offerings that family and friends expect of me when we gather. There is a secret to it, which I inform them of.

Another is: leave out the Bleu Cheese and replace with Garlic and Chives. I normally provide both Bleu Cheese and Garlic.

I'm way overdue in attempting to create a sweet one with Pineapple, Craisins, Maraschino Cherries and Nuts, all chopped fine.


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Serves:

small crowd

Prep:

15 Min

Ingredients

1 pkg
philadelphia brand cream cheese 8 oz.
1/2 to 2/3 stick
butter (the secret)
2 to 4 oz
bleu cheese or gorganzola (italian bleu)
crackers assorted or bread crisps

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Allow Cream Cheese and Butter to set out at room temp about an hour to soften some.
2
In medium bowl mix Cream Cheese and Butter until well combine and smooth. Add in Bleu Cheese and again mix until smooth. I use 2 oz. Totally incorporate Bleu Cheese.
3
You're done. Cover and refrigerate. Remove from fridge one hour before serving. The Butter content will harden and it will flake rather than spread unless allowed to approach room temperature.
4
I normally make both Blue Cheese and the Garlic and Chive and provide both.
5
For Garlic and Chive: Replace Bleu Cheese with 1/2 teaspoon Powdered Garlic and 1/4 cup minced Chives or Green Onion Tops. I use Powdered Garlic for control. Fresh Garlic can be overpowering and hard to control. Mix Cream Cheese and Butter and then combine the Garlic and Chives.
6
I've yet to attempt the sweet variety, but know it would be a hit as well. See Note.
7
Note: I inform every one it is loaded with Butter so they can indulge at their own risk. A Tasty Risk. I use a lot of Butter and Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a lot of my offerings, but I don't indulge in them three times a day every day. Moderation Is A Virtue. And a Healthy One In All Circumstances.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cheese Appetizers, Spreads
Other Tag: Quick & Easy