Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Tried & True Tuesday ~ Apricot Gorgonzola Cheese Spread

Happy New Year!

I have a great recipe for the first Tried & True Tuesday of 2013!

Today's recipe is a copycat recipe and one of my favorite appetizers!
Apricot Gorgonzola Cheese Spread! 


 

 

No words can describe how yummy this stuff is!  This is my best attempt at recreating The Laundry's Apricot Gorgonzola Cheese Spread in Fenton, Michigan.  If you are ever driving by Fenton, MI, you MUST stop by this place! Whenever I'm in Michigan, I always buy a bunch of this spread, put in a cooler and drive it the few hours home. Since I don't live in Michigan and crave this stuff, this was as close as I could get to the original...and it's pretty darn good!  

Apricot Gorgonzola Cheese Spread

(Inspired by The Laundry's Apricot Gorgonzola Cheese Spread)
Print Recipe 
Ingredients
  • 2 8 oz Blocks of Cream Cheese (softened at room temperature)
  • 5 oz Gorgonzola Cheese (crumbled)
  • 3 oz Real Bacon, cooked - (I always cheat and use pre-cooked.  If you make your own, apple wood smoked bacon is the best)
  • 1/4  Cup Green Onion (green section, chopped)
  • 6-8 oz Apricot Preserves (use more for a sweeter taste)
Directions
In a medium size bowl, mix everything together.  Pour in serving dish and allow to chill for 1 hour.  Serve chilled with a fresh baguette or favorite crackers.

Tips  
Use less cream cheese for stronger Gorgonzola taste. 
Use more Apricot Preserves for sweeter taste.
You can use less or more green onion.
Taste test as you make it, to see what you like best.

Thanks for stopping by!
Cheers!



67 comments:

  1. oh wow this sounds divine. My hubby will flip all his favorite flavors together I would love you to share this at my link party I'm hopping to do a party food feature soon :)

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    1. Thanks for the invite, Marrisa! I think your husband would LOVE this! Thanks for visiting SLBB!

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  2. Ooooh, this sounds amazing! I love the pairing of Gorgonzola with apricots - yum! Thanks so much for linking up at What's In Your Kitchen Wednesday!

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    1. Hi Ashley! Thank you and thanks so much for hosting! Hope you're off to a great 2013!

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  3. I gotta try this Mary! Sure looks delicious! I'm going to try to make it the next time I have guests over! YUM!

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    1. Hi Christine! Yay, you'll have to tell me what you think! I know you and your guests will LOVE it!!!

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  4. I bet it's so yummy! It sure looks it in your photo's... Oh my... :)

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  5. Visiting from Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage and following you now! This looks really, really good!

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    1. Hi Erin,

      It is so SO good!!!

      Thank you so much for visiting SLBB and leaving a sweet comment!

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  6. Yum! Bacon and two kinds of cheese? I can't see how that isn't fabulous! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for linking up at One Creative Weekend! Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Hi Heidi! I can't tell you how yummy this stuff is...it's that good! If you like the ingredients, you will love this spread!

      Thank you so much for visiting SLBB!

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  7. That looks amazing! I hope you don't mind that I pinned your recipe to use sometime soon. I am looking forward to trying it out. :) Megan

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    1. Hi Megan - Pin AWAY! Thank you! If you try it, please stop by and let me know what you think! Thanks so much for visiting SLBB!

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  8. Lots of my favorite foods in this dip - blue cheese, apricot jam and bacon. You know it is going to be good. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures. http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-week-67/

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    1. Thanks for the invite! This dip isn't light, but you could easily make it lighter :)

      Thanks for the sweet comment and for visiting SLBB!

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  9. Wow that looks so yummy i'm going to make this for my family :)

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    1. HI Beth!

      If you make it, please stop by and let me know what you think! If you like the ingredients, I KNOW you will love this spread!

      Thanks for visiting SLBB!

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  10. I love the flavor combination that is in this spread. I am pinning this one and making it for sure. Thank you for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday.

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    1. Hi Angie! Thanks so much for the Pin! If you make this...I know you will LOVE IT! It is ALL my girlfriends' favorite thing I make. If you like the ingredients, you will love this recipe! Everyone will ask how to make it! :)

      Thank you for visiting SLBB! Hope you are off to a wonderful 2013!

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  11. This looks so stinkin good! The Gorgonzola with the sweet and the salty...oh my! Can't wait to try this. Thanks so much for linking to the Weekend Potluck.
    ~Kim

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    1. Hi Kim - I promise, it is as good, actually BETTER than it sounds! If yo like all the ingredients, you will love this spread! If you make it, please stop by and let me know what you think!

      Thank so much for visiting! Hope you are having a great week!

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  12. What a great combination of sweet, salty, and creamy in this dip. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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    1. Hi Diane!

      Thank you for hosting the party! This spread is so yummy, I even made a naan pizza with the same ingredients for the topping - it was a huge hit! Perfect combination!

      Thank you so much for visiting SLBB! Hope you are having a great week!

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  13. Love this! We would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2013/01/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link-party.html?m=1

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    1. Thank you for the invite, Jill, I'm linked up to the party!

      Thanks so much for visiting SLBB! Hope you are having a great week!

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  14. Looks so, so good! I don't eat bacon, but I bet it doesn't even need it. Love to try this!

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    1. Hi Lisa -

      You could try a bacon substitute, like tofu bacon for the salty and sweet combo...I have often used tofu bacon for BLTs and I love it!

      Thanks for the sweet comment and for visiting SLBB!

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  15. Oh this sounds so good. Sweet, salty and cheesy...how can you go wrong. Thanks for sharing at Whatcha Whipped Up!

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    1. Thank you, Dawn! YOu are right, you can't go wrong with this stuff...it's just really REALLY hard to stop eating it! :)

      Thanks for the sweet comment and visit!

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  16. Pinned, shared on Facebook, and will be featuring tomorrow :) This looks AMAZING! Thank you SO much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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    1. You are so sweet, Trish! Thank you so much!

      YOU MUST TRY THIS! I PROMISE, if you like all the ingredients, you will LOVE this recipe!

      If you make this, please let me know what you think :)

      Hope you have a great week!

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  17. Yum - Do you think you could just use dried apricots instead of the preserve?

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    1. Hi Lisa,

      That is a good question! If you used dried apricots that are sweetened, I think it would taste great! You really need the sweetness for the this combination to work. I've always thought about adding dried apricots ALONG with the apricot preserves...think I'll add some the next time I make the spread! When I do, I'll stop by and reply to your comment and let you know how it worked!

      Thanks so much for visiting SLBB! Hope you are having a great week!

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  18. This sounds so amazing!! Pinning this for a rainy day! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Stella! I hope it rains ;) !

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  19. Featuring this delicious recipe on this weeks All Star Block Party!

    http://www.nutmegplace.com/2013/01/all-star-block-party-31.html

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    1. :) THANK SO MUCH FOR THE FEATURE, Meg, and thanks so much for co-hosting the party!

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  20. This recipe looks amazing! So wonderful that we have featured you this week at Wonderful Food Wednesday.

    We hope you'll come back and link up lots of other wonderful recipes.

    Kerrie
    www.familyfoodandtravel.com

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    1. THANK YOU, KERRIE! So fun! I stopped by last week and left a message, but wanted to say thank you again!

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  21. We are featuring this fantastic recipe at Wonderful Food Wednesday.
    Hoping you'll come by and link up lots of other fantastic culinary creations.

    Kerrie
    www.familyfoodandtravel.com

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  22. This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up at DIY Thrifty Thursday...You've been featured! Drop by this week and grab an "I was featured" button and share anymore amazing ideas you have.

    Thanks!
    Michelle @ www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Michelle - THANK YOU so much for the feature. Sorry I am just replying now! I love your parties! Thanks for hosting each week! I hope you are having a great start to 2013!

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  23. Oh my goodness, the colors in that spread are just GORGEOUS!

    Thanks so much for linking up to What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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    1. Hi Karly,

      Thank you - it tastes WAY better than it looks. Thanks for hosting What's Cookin' Wednesday. I'm running so behind this week! I hope to make it to next week'd party! Thanks for the sweet comment and visit!

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  24. What an easy recipe to make, plus looks soo good!

    Hopping by. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

    I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe's first giveaway event.

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    1. Thanks for the sweet words and invite...I'll be sure to stop by, but I think I may be late for the giveaway. Thank you so much for visiting SLBB!

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  25. Oh my gosh, this looks unbelievable! What a great flavor combination - apricots and gorgonzola.

    I host a link party every Thursday - I'd love you have you join and share this.

    Thank you for the great post!

    -Angie
    www.easylivingmom.com

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    1. Thank you, Sherry! It really is the yummiest spread!

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  27. This looks so delicious! I can't wait to try it, and thanks so much for linking it up at The Better Half! Be sure to grab a button when you get a chance.

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    1. Thank you so much! I have button!!! :) Thanks for hosting The Better Half!

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  28. I am so glad you came and linked up! YUM!
    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Be sure to check out the winning entry this week for our Better Batter Giveaway! The winner will be announced Thursday evening!


    See you there!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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    1. You are so sweet, Cindy, THANK YOU! So sorry I am just getting to your message now. Thank you for hosting Gluten Free Fridays! I hope to be linking up to this week's party! I hope you are having a wonderful week.

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    2. I am very happy to feature this recipe as one of the favorites at Gluten Free Fridays! We have a "I've been featured" button located on our "Gluten Free Fridays" tab and we'd love it if you'd add it to your post or blog! Thanks for sharing your glutenfree post!
      Cindy

      You can find your button here: http://vegetarianmamma.com/gluten-free-fridays/

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  29. SO delish! I will be featuring this for sure! Thanks for linking up to my link party! :)

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    1. Hi Steph,

      I hope you try this one day, it is so so yummy! Thanks for foR thinking it was good enough for a feature :) That is awesome! Thanks for hosting the party! I hope you are having a great week!

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  30. this looks great! Not sure what I think of the Gorgonzola cheese, but I would give it a try :o) Thanks so much for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. Just wanted to let you know that you will be featured at this weeks party!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/01/roasted-garlic-and-taseful-tuesday-party.html

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    1. Hi Emily - just like blue cheese, not everyone likes the taste of gorgonzola. But if you do like the ingredients - (they may sounds strange mixed), they really work wonderful together! My girlfriends LOVE this stuff!!! Thank you so much for the feature. I am so sorry I am just getting to your message now...it has been a hectic week and I am playing catch up! THANK YOU FOR THE FEATURE!!! And thank you for hosting the party!

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  31. This looks AMAZING... pinned!

    Found you via the link-up at Naptime Creations... following :)

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤... Jennifer
    http://jennsrandomscraps.blogspot.ca
    http://pinterest.com/jennp6

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    1. Hi Jenn - Thank you!!! I will be following back :) Thanks so much for the pin and super sweet comment! I hope you are having a great week! Cheers!

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  32. Wow, this looks SO good!! I definitely need to give it a try!

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    1. I hope you try it, Jen! If you like the ingredients, I know you will love this spread! Thank you so much for visiting SLBB! I hope you have a great night!

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  33. Oooooh I am drooling....this sounds so good! Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday on my blog.
    Karin

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  34. Tried it and LOVED it, I love The Laundry, but I actually preferred this and it tastes better the next day!

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