Sunday, June 27, 2010

Warm Bacon Cheese Spread

At my last cooking class here in Colorado City, we made this yummy appetizer. The ladies in the picture, holding the bread bowl are my friends from the class, Lisa Wachob on the right and Sue Phillips. Men love it too and it would be GREAT for that Super Bowl Party!!! It is from the Taste of Home magazine, that I love. Can make ahead and then heat it when ready to serve.

  1. 1 Round loaf Sourdough bread(Can use wheat or multigrain, etc., Whole Foods has several choices)

  2. 1 - 8oz package cream cheese, softened

  3. 1 1/2 cups(12 oz) sour cream

  4. 2 cups(8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese(sharp is best)

  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons Worchestershire Sauce

  6. 3/4 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled(Applewood Farms smoked is great!)

  7. 1/2 cup chopped green onions

  8. Assorted crckers bread cubes from loaf

Cut the top 1/4 off the loaf of bread; carefully hollow out the bottom, leaving a 1 inch shell all around. Cut the removed bread and top of loaf into cubes; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese. Add the sour cream, cheddar cheese and Worchestershire Sauce until combined; stir in the bacon and green onions.Spoon into bread shell. Wrap in a piece of heavy duty foil(about 24 in. by 17 in). Bake at 325 degrees for 1 - 1 1/4 hrs or until heated thru. Serve with crackers and reserved bread cubes. Yield 4 cups

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