Trader Joe’s Copycat Blue Cheese Roasted Pecan Dip Recipe is a great addition to an appetizer buffet, picnic, or even a cocktail party.
My good friend Cynthia from What A Girl Eats is finally guest posting for me today, and sharing this wonderful Blue Cheese Roasted Pecan Dip.
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We’ve talked about doing a post on each others’ sites for a couple of years, but have never actually acted on it until now. (Here’s my guest post on Cynthia’s site for Ipswich Almond Pudding.) We get along so well because we have a lot in common. In addition to our similar viewpoints on food and cooking, we love to travel.
Cynthia used to live in London, and knows a lot about British food and culture, so much so, that I sometimes forget that she’s actually from the US! Where we differ is that I’ve never gone to cooking school, but Cynthia is classically trained in French cooking. Without further ado, I’ll pass you over to Cynthia and her recipe for this lovely dip.
From Cynthia at What a Girl Eats~
Christina and I are real life friends and live just 15 miles away from each other in sunny Southern California. We both share a similar philosophy about food. It doesn’t have to be complicated and fussy to taste good. We also believe in using real food, without processed ingredients.
Christina and I also share a love of Trader Joe’s, which is pretty much the Holy Grail of stores in California. Originally started here in my hometown of Pasadena in the 60’s, Trader Joe’s has now expanded across the country, and is now in many major cities throughout the US. I love picking up something delicious there, mostly because I know it won’t be laden with processed ingredients and chemicals.
Blue Cheese Roasted Pecan Dip
recipe inspired by Trader Joe’s dip, by Cynthia McCloud Woodman
- 1/2 cup (4 oz) cream cheese
- 1/3 cup (1.5 oz) pecans
- 1/2 cup (3 oz) your favorite blue cheese
- 3 Tablespoons sour cream (use less if you want less of a “dip” and more of a spread)
- In a sauce pan over medium heat, toast pecans until lightly golden.
- In a food processor, blend cream cheese and blue cheese until smooth.
- Add sour cream, 1 Tablespoon at a time until blended.
- Mix in toasted pecans. Pack in ramekins and chill one hour.
- Serve with crackers, bread or fresh vegetables.
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Serving Size: 1 oz
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 134 Total Fat: 13g Carbohydrates: 2g Protein: 4g