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Bleu Cheese + Bacon Hanky Panky with Cranberry Compote

Bleu Cheese + Bacon Hanky Panky with Cranberry Compote
Bleu Cheese + Bacon Hanky Panky with Cranberry Compote

Ingredients

For the Hanky Panky

  • 1 cup Heinen's extra sharp white cheddar, shredded
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 4 oz. crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 1/2 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • Pinch of black pepper

For the Cranberry Compote

  • 12 oz. cranberries, fresh not frozen
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 1 package of Pumpernickel Party Bread (12 oz. package)

Instructions

  1. In a medium-size bowl, with a handheld mixer, mix together the cream cheese, shredded cheeses, mayo and seasoning until thoroughly combined.
  2. Gently fold in the crumbled bacon. Set cheese spread into the fridge, while you make the cranberry compote. You can also make this cheese spread the day before, and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  3. In a small saucepan, add all of the Cranberry Compote ingredients listed above. Bring to a gentle boil, then reduce to simmer for 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool. You can make the cranberry compote the day before, simply let it cool completely and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  5. On a baking sheet, set down the pumpernickel bread squares. Spread one tablespoon of the blue cheese and bacon spread onto each toast.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes, just until the cheeses melt and the pumpernickel toasts slightly.
  7. Remove from the oven and scoop a dollop of the cooled cranberry compote onto each piece.
  8. Serve immediately, enjoy!

Bleu Cheese and Bacon Cranberry Hanky Panky

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By Abby Thome
Abby Thome is a local Cleveland blogger and avid Heinen's shopper with a passion for creating exciting, unique, easy and delicious bites and treats for entertaining her young family and guests!

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