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Melted Cheese Pull for Bacon Caramelized Onion Cheese Dip Recipe
Best Ever Bacon & Caramelized Onion Cheese Dip
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Serve this Bacon Caramelized Onion Cheese Dip at your next party or tailgating event, and I guarantee it will be the first to go!
Course: Appetizer
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée - Kudos Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 3/4 pound bacon cut into 1" pieces
  • 2 large sweet onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 ounces Gruyere cheese shredded
  • 8 ounces Gouda cheese shredded (may use smoked Gouda)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • corn chips fresh vegetables, bread cubes and crackers for dipping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Spray a 1 quart baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet over medium/high heat, cook the cut bacon until almost crisp.
  4. Use a slotted spoon to remove 3 tablespoons of the bacon to a plated lined with a paper towel. Set aside.
  5. Remove all but 3 tablespoons of the bacon grease from the skillet.
  6. Add the sliced onions, salt, pepper and garlic to the skillet with the remaining bacon, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions start to turn golden brown (approximately 10-15 minutes).
  7. Reduce the heat to low and stir in the maple syrup and the all purpose flour.
  8. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  9. Turn off the heat and stir in the shredded cheeses. Stir well to combine.
  10. Spoon the dip into the prepared baking dish and top with the reserved partially cooked bacon and the fresh thyme leaves.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes.
  12. Serve immediately with crackers, veggies, bread, or chips.
  13. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Tools and equipment:

large skillet
wooden spoon or spatula
chef's knife and cutting board (for slicing the onions and bacon)
box grater
slotted spoon
1 quart baking dish
cooking spray
measuring cups and spoons