Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bacon Topped Cheese Log

Here is another party food for you from my party last week! This is super simple to make and will keep beautiful up to three days ahead. Now that my kind of party food!

8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
4 cups three cheese blend
3 tablespoons sweet onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons sweet pickle relish
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried orange zest
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
 3/4 cup bacon pieces, finely crumbled
1/2 cup dried parsley flakes
1/4 cup toasted almonds, finely chopped

1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine cream cheese and sour cream. Using the dough hook attachment beat cream cheese and sour cream until well blended. Add shredded cheese, onion, relish, horseradish, salt, orange zest, and garlic powder. Mix thoroughly. When mixture begins to form a ball, remove from mixing bowl and place on piece of plastic wrap. Using the plastic wrap, shape mixture into a log. Cover and chill approximately four hours until very cold to make handling easier..

2. Thoroughly combine bacon, parsley and almonds. Roll cheese log in bacon mixture. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator until ready to serve.

3. Garnish with parsley and sliced almonds, if desired. Served with assorted gluten free crackers.

Servings: 20

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours and 30 minutes

Calories Per Serving: 128.91

Author: Dr. Jacquelyn P. Horne
Copyright: 2012

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