Warm Blue Cheese and Leek Spread

Author: Canadian Living

This rich, sophisticated and warm spin on onion dip is heavenly served with crusty slices of baguette for spreading or Walnut and Rosemary Crackers for dipping.

  • Portion size 1 serving
  • Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2009

Ingredients

  • 3 leeks (white and light green parts only)
  • 1 pkg cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (about 6 oz/175 g)
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds

Method

Trim leeks and halve lengthwise. In saucepan of simmering salted water, cover and poach leeks until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and let cool. Press out liquid; finely chop. Set aside.

In food processor, purée together cream cheese, sour cream, salt, pepper and nutmeg; stir in leeks and blue cheese. Spread in pie plate, gratin dish or shallow baking dish. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.)

Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven until golden, hot and bubbly, about 30 minutes. Sprinkle with almonds.

Nutritional facts Per 2 tbsp (25 mL) : about

  • Sodium 158 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 62.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 44 mg
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 2 g

%RDI

  • Iron 2.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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