Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pecan/Cranberry/Bleu Cheese Spread

This recipe only takes 4 ingredients and a little bit of elbow grease.

And mmmm-mmm it's good. Besides that, it's the perfect spread to bring to a party- easy to make but seems fancy!
- 1 brick of reduced fat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 2 ounces chopped pecans
- 2 ounces crumbled bleu cheese (or gorgonzola)
Step 1: Let your cream cheese soften for a while. Please do this, or else you'll just be making your life much too difficult. 

Step 2: Mix in your pecans first. Once well mixed add your cranberries.

Step 3: Realize you stupidly used a tiny soup bowl, and transfer your mixture to a big mixing bowl.

Step 4: Add in your bleu cheese and mix well!

Step 5: Chill in the fridge for a few minutes- then serve with some crackers and enjoy! My favorites are Trader Joe's Roasted Gorgonzola crackers. They are seriously delicious. 

Look how lovely it looks with some pecans sprinkled on top!

Please excuse me while I go eat an unnecessary large helping of this: 
Have any other great dip recipes to try?
Do share in the comments or email me at beautyandbeard@gmail.com!

xo, lp

psst: did you catch my guest post on pink on the cheek yesterday? visit lauren's great blog and check it out!


  1. That sounds sooo good.....and I love those Trader Joes crackers! Those are seriously my favorite snack EVER. I can only imagine how heavenly this spread tastes on them!

  2. This looks delish. And fairly uncomplicated. Definitely my kind of recipe! xoxo, morgan

  3. Aaaagh that looks sooo good! PS. I followed your blog yesterday immediately after seeing you called your followers "flannel loving." Um, yes. That's me! :)

    1. Hahaha well I'm glad I'm not the only flannel lover!! xo

  4. That looks tasty! I'm going to try it soon.

  5. this looks absolutely delicious! i am pumped to entertain in my new apt and will be making this very dip :)

  6. I could eat a brick of cream cheese by itself so this is right up my alley. Unfortuantely I may need to save this for post-vacation. This hod currently needs all the help it can get ;)

  7. major nom noms over than pecan dip!! Thanks for guest blogging girl!

  8. I Sooooooooo miss this randomly showing up in the workroom!! I might just have to break down and make myself some Laura-dip

  9. Wow... So I was googling "cranberry bleu cheese for" to try to find some version of this and BAM - The Beauty and The Beard popped in the search! I should have remembered to check here first :)


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