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Cranberry and Bacon Swiss Cheese Dip

This warm, rich and creamy Swiss cheese dip is guaranteed to please family and friends alike. Served with thin, crunchy slices of French bread, it makes the perfect appetizer—especially since it can be prepared ahead, put in the fridge, and then baked just before you want to serve it. —Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    3 cups

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon stone-ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic pepper blend
  • 3 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped onions, thawed and patted dry
  • 8 pieces ready-to-serve fully cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, divided
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, chopped
  • Slices French bread baguette (1/4 inch thick), toasted

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, cream cheese, mustard and garlic pepper blend. Add Swiss cheese; mix well. Stir in onions, bacon, 1/4 cup almonds and cranberries. Spread into a greased 1- or 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup almonds. Place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 25-30 minutes. Serve warm with baguette slices.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 266 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 222mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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